General Hospital celebrates 50 years in pictures

The first episode ever aired on April 1, 1963. It revolved around Nurse Jessie Brewer, Dr. Steve Hardy and his patient, Angie Costello. Angie was in a severe car accident that left her requiring hours of surgery to correct her face. Feeling insecure about her looks, Angie contemplated suicide, but Dr. Steve and Nurse Jessie managed to talk her out of it.   <span class=meta>(ABC Photo)</span>
April 5, 2013 8:49:14 AM PDT