Movie director Arthur Hiller is 89. Actor Robert Vaughn is 80. Actor Michael Callan is 77. Actor Allen Garfield is 73. Animator and movie director Terry Gilliam is 72. Actor Tom Conti is 71. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 71. Astronaut Guion Bluford is 70. International Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King is 69. Rock musician-actor Steve Van Zandt (a.k.a. Little Steven) is 62. Rock musician Tina Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is 62. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Luzinski is 62. Rock musician Lawrence Gowan is 56. Actor Richard Kind is 56. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 54. Alt-country singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 54. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 51. Actor Winsor Harmon is 49. Actor-turned-producer Brian Robbins is 49. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 48. Rock musician Charlie Colin is 46. Actor Nicholas Rowe is 46. Actor Mark Ruffalo is 45. International Tennis Hall of Famer Boris Becker is 45. Country musician Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 42. Actor Josh Cooke is 33. Actor-singer Tyler Hilton is 29. Actress Scarlett Johansson is 28. Actor Jamie Campbell Bower is 24. Actor Alden Ehrenreich is 23.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.