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 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.