Actress Luise Rainer is 103. Country singer Ray Price is 87. Singer Glenn Yarbrough is 83. The Amazing Kreskin is 78. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 74. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 69. Singer-musician George Duke is 67. Actor Anthony Andrews is 65. Movie director Wayne Wang is 64. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 62. Actress Kirstie Alley is 62. Writer Walter Mosley is 61. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 61. Radio-TV personality Howard Stern is 59. Writer-producer-director John Lasseter is 56. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 55. Rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 53. Actor Oliver Platt is 53. Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is 53. Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is 49. Actor Olivier Martinez is 47. Rapper TBird (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 46. Model Vendela is 46. Actress Farrah Forke is 45. Actress Rachael Harris is 45. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 43. Rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 43. Singer Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) is 40. Rock musician Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) is 40. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Amerie is 33. Actress Naya Rivera is 26. Actor Will Rothhaar is 26. Actor Andrew Lawrence is 25. Rock singer Zayn Malik (One Direction) is 20.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.