Actress Barbara Hale is 92. Actor Clive Revill is 83. Actor James Drury is 79. Actor Robert Hooks is 76. Actress Hayley Mills is 67. Actor James Woods is 66. Actress-director Dorothy Lyman is 66. Actress Cindy Pickett is 66. Country musician Walt Richmond (The Tractors) is 66. Country musician Jim Scholten (Sawyer Brown) is 61. Actor Rick Moranis is 60. Actress Melody Thomas Scott is 57. Actor Eric Roberts is 57. Actor John James is 57. Rock musician Les Pattinson (Echo and the Bunnymen) is 55. Author-journalist Susan Faludi is 54. Actress Jane Leeves is 52. Talk show host Conan O'Brien is 50. Bluegrass singer-musician Terry Eldredge is 50. Actor Eric McCormack is 50. Actress Maria Bello is 46. Actress Mary Birdsong is 45. Rock musician Greg Eklund (The Oolahs) is 43. Actor David Tennant is 42. Country musician Marvin Evatt is 39. Rock musician Mark Tremonti is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Trina (Trina and Tamara) is 39. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 37. Actor Sean Maguire is 37. Actor Kevin Rankin is 37. Actor Bryce Johnson is 36. Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is 34. Actress America Ferrera is 29. Actress Alia Shawkat is 24. Actress Britt Robertson is 23. Rock singer Nathan Sykes (The Wanted) is 20. Actor Moises Arias is 19.
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.