Actress Anne Jeffreys is 90. Actress Joan Leslie is 88. Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 84. Sportscaster-actor Bob Uecker is 78. Actor Scott Glenn is 74. Singer Jean Knight is 70. Activist Angela Davis is 69. Rock musician Corky Laing (Mountain) is 65. Actor David Strathairn is 64. Alt-country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is 60. Rock singer-musician Eddie Van Halen is 58. Reggae musician Norman Hassan (UB40) is 55. Actress-comedian-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 55. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky is 52. Musician Andrew Ridgeley is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazzie B. (Soul II Soul) is 50. Actor Paul Johansson is 49. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 43. Actress Jennifer Crystal is 40. Rock musician Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) is 39. Actor Gilles Marini is 37. NBA player Vince Carter is 36. Actress Sarah Rue is 35. Country musician Michael Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 30.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.