Get ready to celebrate 60 years of General Hospital! ABC’s General Hospital is one of the most well known television shows in history. Its incomparable widespread popularity reaches anywhere from your great-grandparents to your little siblings. Young and old, many have at least heard of this iconic television series.
General Hospital news and spoilers prepare fans for a major milestone coming this year. According to a recent General Hospital promo, ABC’s General Hospital is coming up on its 60th anniversary. Beginning in 1963, the first episode was aired on April 1st of that year. Its longevity earned the show its status as the longest running drama on television.
General Hospital’s influence on pop culture is apparent by the numerous references and name-drops from other TV productions. Productions such as Roseanne, Friends, House, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy, along with numerous mentions from ABC News meteorologist Tracy Butler, and of course GH’s own Stephen A. Smith (Brick) from ESPN’s First Take, have referenced the iconic drama series. Specifically, the most popular GH related references in pop culture pertain to Luke and Laura’s 1981 wedding, along with Mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his leading lady Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright).
Some of our favorite stars of this well renowned Soap Opera have a message to share with fans. Take a peek at GH’s 60th Anniversary promo.
Let’s raise a glass to 60 years of General Hospital, and without a doubt, 60 more! 😘
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.