Bill Hayes was born on June 5 in Harvey, IL.
Hayes’s 1955 version of “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Hayes married co-star Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) on October 12, 1974. "Our first meeting happened in January of 1970 in the office at Studio 9 on the NBC lot, upstairs in the office and MacDonald Carey [ex-Tom] introduced me to Susan. He said, “Bill, this is our Susan Seaforth," recalled Hayes during an interview with Digest.
In 1976, Hayes and Seaforth-Hayes were the first and only soap couple featured on the cover of Time magazine.
A documentary on Hayes's life titled World By The Tail: The Bill Hayes Story was released in 2017 and features several DAYS cast members.