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 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.