Actress Madeleine Sherwood is 90. Journalist-author Peter Arnett is 78. Producer-director Garry Marshall is 78. Actor Jimmy Hawkins is 71. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 66. Actor Joe Mantegna is 65. Actress Sheila Frazier is 64. Actress Frances Conroy is 59. Musician Andrew Ranken (The Pogues) is 59. Actress Tracy Scoggins is 59. Actor Chris Noth is 58. Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg is 57. Actor Rex Linn is 56. Actress Caroline Goodall is 53. Actor Neil Flynn is 52. Former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde is 49. Rock musician Walter Kibby (Fishbone) is 48. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 45. Actor Steve Zahn is 45. Actor Gerard Butler is 43. Writer-activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is 43. Actor Jordan Bridges is 39. Actress Aisha Hinds is 37. Rock musician Nikolai Fraiture is 34. NBA player Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) is 33. Actress Monique Coleman is 32.
Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 353rd day of 2013. There are 11 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The sad news of the death of Gen. John Buford will be found in our telegraphic dispatches. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The executive committee societies, with J.W. Cavanaugh as chairman, have arranged for the second annual industrial fair at the Rock Island rink. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Margaret Schroder, Rock Island police matron, has been appointed by Judge B.S. Bell as chief probation officer for Rock Island County. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Bestor F. Witter has been named president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Possible development of a field house on the site of the former bus garage in Rock Island was announced today by C.W. Sorensen, president of Augustana College, after the Illinois Commerce Commission authorized donation of the building to the college. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Moline based Beling Consultants and the Chicago based firm HNTB got the go-ahead today to begin a $1.087 million Quad City Airport terminal expansion.