Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 93. Actor Leslie Phillips is 89. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 77. Actor George Takei is 76. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 74. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 72. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 69. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 65. Actor Gregory Itzin is 65. Actress Jessica Lange is 64. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 64. Actor Clint Howard is 54. Actor Crispin Glover is 49. Actor Andy Serkis is 49. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 49. Country singer Wade Hayes is 44. Actor Shemar Moore is 43. Actress Carmen Electra is 41. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 41. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 38. Actor Joey Lawrence is 37. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 35. Actor Tim Jo (TV: "The Neighbors") is 29.
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.