Here is the way the first major death in "Days of Our Lives" history (that of Susan & David Martin's son, Dickie) was described in "Days of Our Lives: The Complete Family Album" (1995): "One early summer day, David took Dickie to the playground. There were other children, new sights and sounds, swings, slides and a sandbox. Innocently thinking the swing would be safe fun, David placed the baby in the harness that was too big to keep the younger children securely in place. Within a short time, Dickie slipped out of the swing and struck his head."
However, that description is not too accurate. It was not summer, they were not at a playground, nor around any other children...but in their own backyard. Now, after 45 years, find out how the first major death on "Days of Our Lives" really took place on Monday, May 15, 1967.
Be sure to check back over the next week as additional episodes detail the fallout from baby Dickie's death...and find out what Susan decides to do to her husband, David!