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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.