Days of our Lives
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”
For half of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime drama’s rare mainstays. Days of our Lives, which turned 50 in November 2015, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.
Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.