Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 88. Country singer Jan Howard is 83. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 80. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 74. Opera singer Julia Migenes is 64. Actor William H. Macy is 63. Comedian Robin Duke is 59. Actress Glenne Headly is 58. Actress Dana Delany is 57. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 53. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 51. Actor Christopher Collet is 45. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 44. Actress Annabeth Gish is 42. Actress Tracy Wells is 42. Rapper-actor Common is 41. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 41. Singer Glenn Lewis is 38. Actor Danny Masterson is 37. Actor Noel Fisher is 29. Actor Emile Hirsch is 28. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 27.
Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.