“The Young and the Restless” is celebrating 39 years on the air today, Monday March 26. The cast and crew celebrated with a 39th Anniversary party (see photo) held at the Palihouse on March 16, and hosted by the Bell Family.

“Y&R” was created by the late William J. Bell, and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, and debuted on March 26, 1973. It has held the #1 rated Daytime drama series for 1,210 consecutive weeks – a streak which began in December 1988. congratulates the “Y&R” cast and crew on 39 fabulous years! Have you watched “Y&R” since the beginning? Let us know by voting below.