‘Days of Our Lives’: Day of Days Returns, And It’s All Virtual!

Days of Our Lives hosts an annual fan event called “Day of Days.” And recently, it was announced that the fan event is returning for another day of fun and adventure. But, as last year, this year’s “Day of Days” event will be all virtual. This is to keep fans safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an issue.

Days of Our Lives stars at the Day of Days event
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‘Days of Our Lives’ celebrated its 56th anniversary on Nov. 8

Officially, Days of Our Lives celebrated its 56th anniversary on Nov. 8. According to Soaps @ SheKnows, the show had an inauspicious beginning when it premiered on NBC on Nov. 8, 1965. At that time, the husband and wife team of Ted and Betty Corday only wrote shows in the half-hour format. But the ratings just didn’t pick up until three years into the show’s run.

And it’s pretty easy to see why Days of Our Lives didn’t have a strong viewership when it first debuted. Back in 1965, the most scandalous story came courtesy of a shoplifting storyline featuring a then-teenage Julie Olsen. But things really began to pick up when Laura Horton was written into the show.

Years before the great Susan Flannery made Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful a legendary soap character, she was bringing Laura Horton to life. At that time, Laura was desperate to keep her husband, Mickey, from learning that Mickey’s brother had raped her. That storyline made the popularity of the show explode. And from there, it was expanded to an hour.

‘Day of Days’ will be held on Nov. 19

Days of Our Lives kicked off its annual anniversary celebration with the announcement of the return of “Day of Days.” The fan event will take place on Nov. 19. Robert Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal announced the event via a video reveal, which you can see above.

“We’re bringing the action of our annual fan event right to your home once again so Days fans all over the globe can join in,” Konefal shared. Wilson urged fans to follow Days on Twitter, as well as “like” Days on Facebook, for more information. The pair then signed off by saying, “We can’t wait to see you there.”

But, as with last year, this year’s “Day of Days” event will be a little different.

The event will be all virtual

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, “Day of Days” will be all virtual this year. Soaps @ SheKnows confirmed that this decision was made to keep the cast and fans safe from the spread of the virus. Last year’s event was the first time “Day of Days” was virtual. It’s hoped that this year’s event will run smoother than last year, especially since all the “kinks” have been ironed out.

And though the official lineup of “Day of Days” hasn’t been revealed as of yet, fans will definitely be delighted to see all their favorite soap stars in one place.

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