LEFT: The Horton Family: John Clarke (Mickey), Frances Reid (Alice), Marie Cheatham (Marie), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Edward Mallory (Bill).
RIGHT: Coleen Gray (Diane) and John Clarke (Mickey). Diane was Mickey's first girlfriend on the show.


1966 Contract Changes:

Contract Arrivals: (3)

2/10 - Clive Clerk (David Martin)
4/14 - Denise Alexander (Susan Hunter)
6/21 - Edward Mallory (Bill Horton)

Contract Departures: (2)
7/27 - Dick Colla (Tony Merritt)
12/23 - Charla Doherty (Julie Olson)

1966 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1966. Actors who have played characters that have appeared in at least five episodes total throughout the years are listed.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 189
2. Marie Cheatham (Marie Horton) 140
3. David McLean (Craig Merritt) 117
4. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 116
5. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 112
6. Charla Doherty (Julie Olson) 106
7. Clive Clerk (David Martin) 87
8. Denise Alexander (Susan Hunter Martin) 81
9. Dick Colla (Tony Merritt) 61
10. Coleen Gray (Diane Hunter) 57
11. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 49
12. Burt Douglas (Jim Fisk) 44
13. Francis DeSales (Dr. Rusty Lincoln) 36
14. Ron Husmann (Tony Merritt) 24
15. Terry O'Sullivan (Richard Hunter) 22
16. Alan Dexter (Frank Ferguson) 15
*. Frances Spanier (Lil Miller) 15
18. Donald Briscoe (Tony Merritt) 13 
*. Floy Dean (Laura Spencer) 13 
*. Byron Morrow (Judge) 13
21. Robert Brubaker (John Martin) 12 
*. K.T. Stevens (Helen Martin) 12
*. Russell Thorson (Dr. Donald White) 12
24. Shelly Bruce (Juror) 8  
*. Curt Ivey (Juror) 8  
*. Fred Rapport (Juror) 8
27. Jane Kean (Diane Hunter) 7
*. Anne Loos (Eleanor Anderson) 7
29. Blair Davies (Judge John Weedman) 5
*. Susan Flannery (Laura Spencer) 5
*. Otis Greene (Bailiff) 5
32. Sarah Hardy (Jean Sawyer) 4
*. Warren Kemmerling (Dr. Joe Hendricks) 4
34. Wesley Addy (Dr. Eric Cooper) 3
35. Gertrude Flynn (Anna Sawyer) 2
*. Patricia Huston (Addie Olson) 2
37. Jeanne Bates (Jean Patterson, later Jean Perkins) 1
*. Paul Carr (Bill Horton) 1
*. Hal Hamilton (Dr. Sidney Fell) 1
*. Robert Knapp (Ben Olson) 1
*. Harry Lauter (Craig Merritt) 1 
*. Stephen Mines (David Martin) 1
*. Ed Prentiss (John Martin) 1

Credited Guests In Less Than 5 Episodes:
Ben Bennett (Court Clerk) 4
Mark Roberts (Paul Dixon) 4
Ed Prentiss (Floyd Peterson) 3
Martin Ashe (Milt Culver) 1 
Susan Bay (Rose Douglas) 1
John Beck (Sam Wilson) 1  
Janis Claire (Patient) 1
Donald Curtis (Minister) 1
Ken Drake (Ward Tilson) 1
Ken Drake (Walter P. Bennett) 1
Marilyn Fox (Miss Roberts) 1
John Graham (Walter Edison) 1
Lorrraine Hansing (Surgical Nurse) 1  
Elizabeth Harrower (Mrs. Calder) 1
Harry Holcombe (Minister) 1
Harry Holcombe (Mr. Sommers) 1
William Keene (Dr. Bronson) 1
Mary Lansing (Mrs. Sommers) 1
Barbara Luddy (Mrs. Davis) 1
Oliver McGowan (Floyd Peterson) 1
Doris Miller (Anesthetist) 1  
Sandy Roberts (Waitress) 1
Tom Vize (Dr. Robert Evans) 1
Anne Whitfield (Barbara Harris) 1
Meg Wyllie (Mrs. Thompson) 1
UNKNOWN (Judge Shaver) 1
UNKNOWN (Dr. Adams) 1

Preemptions: (5)
Thu. 3/17/66       GEMINI TITAN 8 PRESS CONFERENCE
Thu. 6/16/66       SURVEYOR LUNAR MISSION PRESS CONFERENCE
Tue. 7/12/66       ALL-STAR BASEBALL GAME
Fri. 11/11/66       GEMINI 12 COVERAGE (AGENA TARGET VEHICLE LAUNCH)
Tue. 11/15/66      GEMINI 12 RETURN/SPLASHDOWN

"Days" Cast Birthdays (including the "Days" episode aired that day):
2/15/66- Michael Easton (Tanner Scofield) Episode # 70
5/10/66- Jason Brooks (Peter Blake) Episode # 129
6/13/66- Thyme Lewis (Jonah Carver) Episode # 153
6/29/66- Debbie Lytton (Melissa Anderson) Episode # 164

                                                                                                  Cast Yearbook: 1966 Debuts

                                                  
                                            Wesley Addy             Denise Alexander           Jeanne Bates              Donald Briscoe            Robert Brubaker             
                                         (Dr. Eric Cooper)             (Susan Hunter)             (Jean Perkins)               (Tony Merritt)                (John Martin)                     


                                                 
                                              Shelly Bruce                 Clive Clerk                  Blair Davies                    Floy Dean                Susan Flannery
                                                   (Juror)                    (David Martin)      (Judge John Weedman)      (Laura Spencer)           (Laura Spencer)

                                                      
                                                       Coleen Gray                 Otis Greene                   Ron Husmann           Warren Kemmerling
                                                      (Diane Hunter)                  (Bailiff)                        (Tony Merritt)             (Dr. Joe Hendricks)

                                                           
                                                       Harry Lauter                   Anne Loos                  Edward Mallory               Stephen Mines
                                                      (Craig Merritt)            (Eleanor Anderson)             (Bill Horton)                    (David Martin)

                                                        
                                                      Byron Morrow                 Terry O'Sullivan                Ed Prentiss                      K.T. Stevens
                                                           (Judge)                       (Richard Hunter)              (John Martin)                   (Helen Martin)

  
                                                       Camera Shy: Curt Ivey (Juror), Fred Rapport (Juror).

 
1st Anniversary, November 1966.
Coleen Gray (Diane), Susan Flannery (Laura), Ron Husmann (Tony), executive producer Betty Corday, John Clarke (Mickey), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Ed Mallory (Bill), Frances Reid (Alice), Burt Douglas (Jim), Marie Cheatham (Marie), David McLean (Craig).