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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.