ctress Ann Wedgeworth is 79. World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus is 73. Opera singer Placido Domingo is 72. Singer Richie Havens is 72. Singer Mac Davis is 71. Actress Jill Eikenberry is 66. Country musician Jim Ibbotson (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 66. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 63. U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke is 63. Attorney General Eric Holder is 62. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is 60. Actor-director Robby Benson is 57. Actress Geena Davis is 57. Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon is 50. Actress Charlotte Ross is 45. Actor John Ducey is 44. Actress Karina Lombard is 44. Rapper Levirt (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 43. Rock musician Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel) is 43. Rock singer-songwriter Cat Power is 41. Rock DJ Chris Kilmore (Incubus) is 40. Actor Vincent Laresca is 39. Singer Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) is 37. Country singer Phil Stacey is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nokio (Dru Hill) is 34. Actress Izabella Miko is 32.
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.