The Character Died with Him: Chris Hughes(Sr.), Nancy Hughes (Helen Wagner died months before the final episodes in 2010), Hal Munson (after Benjamin Hendrickson died from self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head in 2006).
Dramatic Half-Hour: The first example in the daytime soap opera genre, premiering the same day as the second half hour soap (The Edge of Night). Before its premiere in 1956, soaps aired (as they had on radio) for 15 minutes each day. Most of the 15 minute soaps expanded to a half hour within 5 years of ATWT's premiere, with the last two (Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow) expanding in 1968.
I Knew It!: Many suspected Reid was going to be gay and a possible love interest for Luke long before it was revealed.
When news of Reid's death was leaked and Chris was revealed to have a heart condition, many speculated that his heart would be donated to Chris, which is exactly what happened.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: The episodes have no official release (and some episodes are missing), but many of them can be found on YouTube, especially those that aired during the last 5 years of the series.
McLeaned: Brad was killed off when the last actor playing his was released from his contract.
Missing Episode: Many of the early episodes don't exist because were destroyed in a fire.