Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Luke and Laura wed on ‘General Hospital’ 30 years ago this hour (1981)

(Tuesday, November 17, 1981, 3 p.m. EST)Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, fictional characters on the American daytime drama General Hospital, were married on today’s show, which was watched by 30 million viewers in the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.

Luke was portrayed by Anthony Geary, and Laura was portrayed by Genie Francis. Continue reading Luke and Laura wed on ‘General Hospital’ 30 years ago this hour (1981)

Roosevelt confers with Japanese envoy Kurusu 70 years ago today (1941)


Video: Kurusu at the White House (at 3:02)

(Monday, November 17, 1941, 20 days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor) — A formal conference brought U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Japan’s special envoy Saburo Kurusu together for more than an hour today to talk of “many things” centering around the explosive situation in the Far East. Continue reading Roosevelt confers with Japanese envoy Kurusu 70 years ago today (1941)