Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is 74. Country singer Johnny Carver is 72. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is 72. Rock drummer Pete Best is 71. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 70. Former White House news secretary Marlin Fitzwater is 70. Former Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Dan Glickman is 68. Singer Lee Michaels is 67. Actor Dwight Schultz is 65. Actor Stanley Livingston is 62. Rock musician Clem Burke (Blondie; The Romantics) is 58. Record producer Terry Lewis is 56. Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson is 56. Actress Denise Crosby is 55. Actress Shae D'Lyn is 50. Rock musician John Squire (The Stone Roses) is 50. Rock musician Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) is 50. Actor Garret Dillahunt is 48. Actor-comedian Scott Krinsky is 44. Rock musician Chad Taylor (Live) is 42. Actress Lola Glaudini is 41. Actress Danielle Nicolet is 39. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Chen Lu is 36. Actor Colin Hanks is 35. Actress Katherine Heigl is 34. Actress Sarah Hyland is 22.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.