Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") is 100. Opera singer Leontyne Price is 86. Actor Robert Wagner is 83. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 80. Singer Roberta Flack is 76. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 73. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 66. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 63. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 62. Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is 62. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 58. Actress Kathleen Beller is 57. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 53. Movie director Alexander Payne is 52. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 52. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 50. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 49. Actress Laura Dern is 46. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 41. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 39. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden's Crush) is 36. Actress Julia Pace Mitchell is 35. Country musician Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) is 33. Rock singer Eric Dill is 31. Rock musician Ben Romans (The Click Five) is 31. Actress Emma Roberts is 22. Actress Makenzie Vega is 19. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 16.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.