Dancer-choreographer Nicholas Royce is 87. Comedian Jonathan Winters is 87. Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison is 85. Actress Bibi Andersson is 77. Country singer Narvel Felts is 74. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is 72. Americana roots singer/songwriter Chris Smither is 68. Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 67. The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 67. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 61. Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 61. Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge (XTC) is 59. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 59. Rock singer Dave Alvin is 57. Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) is 56. Actor Stanley Tucci is 52. Actress Demi Moore is 50. Actress Calista Flockhart is 48. Actor Philip McKeon is 48. Rock musician Scott Mercado is 48. Actor Frank John Hughes is 45. TV personality Carson Kressley is 43. Actor David DeLuise is 41. Actor Adam Beach is 40. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 38. Rock musician Jonathan Pretus (Cowboy Mouth) is 31. NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is 26. Actress Christa B. Allen is 21. Actor Ian Patrick (TV: "The Neighbors") is 10.
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.