The citizens and actors who create and inhabit the fictional town of Oakdale celebrate their 53rd Anniverary today. “ATWT” premiered on April 2nd, 1956. With yesterday’s news of its bigger sister soap “GL” getting cancelled, the folks at “ATWT” were given a reportedly one year renewal. From “ATWT” legends Helen Wagner, Henderson Forsyth, Patricia Bruder, Don MacLaughlin, Rosemary Prinz, Don Hastings and Eillen Fulton and of couse, Santos Ortega, many of us remember the shows humble beginnings in Nancy’s kitchen! Congrats to the gang in New York for turning out one more year of ‘soapy’ entertainment!