Actor Joseph Bologna is 78. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is 77. Actor Jack Riley is 77. Folk singer Noel Paul Stookey is 75. TV director James Burrows is 72. Actor Fred Ward is 70. Singer-musician Michael Nesmith is 70. Actress Concetta Tomei is 67. Singer Patti Smith is 66. Rock singer-musician Jeff Lynne is 65. TV host Meredith Vieira is 59. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is 57. Actress Patricia Kalember is 56. Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 56. "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer is 55. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 53. Rock musician Rob Hotchkiss is 52. Radio-TV commentator Sean Hannity is 51. Sprinter Ben Johnson is 51. Actor George Newbern is 49. Singer Jay Kay (Jamiroquai) is 43. Rock musician Byron McMackin (Pennywise) is 43. Actress Meredith Monroe is 43. Actor Daniel Sunjata is 41. Actress Maureen Flannigan is 40. Actor Jason Behr is 39. Golfer Tiger Woods is 37. TV personality-boxer Laila Ali is 35. Actress Lucy Punch is 35. Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson is 34. Actress Eliza Dushku is 32. Rock musician Tim Lopez (Plain White T's) is 32. Actress Kristin Kreuk is 30. NBA player LeBron James is 28. Pop-rock singer Ellie Goulding is 26. Pop-rock musician Jamie Follese (Hot Chelle Rae) is 21.
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.