Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is 78. Rock musician Gerry McGee (The Ventures) is 75. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 74. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio is 71. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 70. Actress Lauren Hutton is 69. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 68. "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels is 68. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver is 68. Movie director Roland Joffe is 67. Former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean is 64. House Speaker John Boehner is 63. Actor Stephen Root is 61. Rock musician Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) is 55. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 54. Actor William Moses is 53. Entertainer RuPaul is 52. Actor Dylan Walsh is 49. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is 48. Actress Sophie Marceau is 46. Actress-model Daisy Fuentes is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition; Bell Biv DeVoe) is 45. Rock musician Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) is 45. Actor Leonard Roberts is 40. Actress Leslie Bibb is 39. Actor Brandon Call is 36. Country singer Aaron Lines is 35. Actress Rachel McAdams is 34. Rock musician Isaac Hanson (Hanson) is 32. Actor Justin Cooper is 24. Musician Reid Perry (The Band Perry) is 24. Actress Raquel Castro is 18.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.