60 Years of Memorable GH Moments
As the show celebrates 60 years, so do we at the Wubs 7th Floor Nurse's Station. We took 60 years and are picking a few defining moments from each year. Of course, these are subjective so you can comment and let us know if we missed any. Enjoy!
1963 - Original broadcast on April 1st.
1964 - Jessie files for divorce from Dr. Phil Brewer
1965 - Phil Brewer rapes Jessie which results in a pregnancy
1966 - Jessie Brewer's infant daughter Nancy dies of heart complications
1967 - Nurse Jessie Brewer is framed for the murder of Dr. John Prentice
1968 - Audrey is raped by her then husband Tom and leaves town.
1969 Promo-- GH in Color!
1969 - Meg Bentley has a breakdown after a mastectomy (first on daytime TV)
1970 - Lee Baldwin adopts Scotty after Meg Bentley dies
1971 - Audrey returns to Port Charles and tells everyone her baby died (he hadn't)
1972 - Jessie Brewer's niece runs off with her boyfriend, Teddy
1973 - Jessie marries Dr. Peter Taylor
1974 - Dr Phil Brewer is murdered
1975 - Laura Vining comes to stay with her bio-mother, Lesley Williams
1976 - Head Nurse, Lucille March retires to a farm in Upstate NY
1977 - Genie Francis joins the cast as Laura in February
1978 - Show is expanded from experimental 45 min to one hour and Gloria Monty is brought on as EP . Bobbie and Luke plot to break up Scotty and Laura
1979 - Luke Rapes Laura at the Campus Disco
1980 - Diana Taylor's Death ("Anne" in Blood); Tracy Withholds Edward's Heart Medication
1981 - Luke and Laura's Wedding has 30 million viewers
1982 - John Stamos debuts as Blackie Parrish; Demi Moore debuts as Jackie Templeton
1983 - Luke caught in avalanche, meets Holly Sutton; Luke presumed dead, Robert marries Holly; Luke returns, becomes mayor, reunited with Laura
1984 - Felicia, dressed as a boy, meets Frisco
1985 - Pickle-Lila is born
1986 - Burt Ramsey revealed as "Mr. Big"
1987 - Tania, Tony Jones' wife dies after being struck by a car
1988 - Ned and Monica Sleep Together
1989 - Felecia marries Colton then sees Frisco alive on the docks
1990 - Casey the Alien arrives in Port Charles from Lumina
1991 - Tony Geary debuts as Bill Eckert; SS Tracy capsizes in the harbor
1992 - An Earthquake destroys the Brownstone
1993 - Return of Luke and Laura; Lucky Spencer meets Ruby
1994 - BJ's Death; Nurses Ball Debuts; Ward Family Introduced
1995 - Stone's death; Jason loses his Memory due to a car accident; Brenda wears a wire-- this was a BIG year!!
1996 - First prime time airing:"A Twist of Fate" Click-Boom Lily's Death
1997 - Carly reveals herself to be Bobbie's biological daughter
1998 - Elizabeth's Rape; Sean and Tiffany's Wedding; 2nd Prime time special for 35th anniversary
1999 - Faison Returns
2000 - Zander Smith arrives in Port Charles
2001 - "The End Game" storyline pauses and is eventually scrapped in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks
2002 - GH airs it's 10,000 episode on April 17th
2003 - 40 year celebration; "Port Charles" TV Show Debuts
2004 - Sam and Sonny lose their baby Lila when she is stillborn.
2005 - Helena shoots at Emily but hits Lucy instead
2006 - Lulu has an Abortion; Laura wakes up from Coma; Tony dies and sees BJ
2007 - "Night Shift" spinoff aired from July-Oct on Soap Net; Emily Q killed and Alan Quartermaine dies
2008 45th Anniversary Montage