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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.