On November 8, 1965, Days of Our Lives debuted on NBC. The show overcame a rocky beginning to become one of the best-loved and longest running soap operas on daytime television. For 30 years, the story of the shows Horton family has been closely followed by a dedicated audience. Through extensive research, including the first-ever examination of the shows archives, and interviews with cast members, writers, producers and production personnel, the shows history is told here. This reference work provides a complete cast list from the shows debut through 1994, as well as the most comprehensive storyline of the show ever available. Also included are family trees of the shows characters, tracing the often confusing relationships involved in thirty years of developing roles.