General Hospital stars celebrated the daytime soap opera’s 50th Anniversary by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Kelly Monaco and Finola Hughes were among the actors in attendance at the bell ringing. They were joined by General Hospital’s executive producer Frank Valenti, and head writer Ron Carlivati.

General Hospital debuted on April 1, 1963, and welcomed fans into the world of Port Charles. The Emmy-winning show went on to create the most-watched hour of a soap opera on record – the wedding of Luke and Laura Spencer, starring Geary and Francis.

A special anniversary episode of General Hospital aired on Monday on ABC at 2/1c.

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