Baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra is 88. Critic John Simon is 88. Composer Burt Bacharach is 85. Actress Millie Perkins is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jayotis Washington is 72. Country singer Billy Swan is 71. Actress Linda Dano is 70. Musician Ian McLagan is 68. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 65. Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 65. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 63. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 63. Singer Billy Squier is 63. Country singer Kix Brooks is 58. Actress Kim Greist is 55. Rock musician Eric Singer (KISS) is 55. Actor Ving Rhames is 54. Rock musician Billy Duffy is 52. Actor Emilio Estevez is 51. Actress April Grace is 51. Actress Vanessa A. Williams ("Melrose Place") is 50. Country musician Eddie Kilgallon is 48. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 47. Actor Scott Schwartz is 45. Actress Kim Fields is 44. Actress Samantha Mathis is 43. Actress Jamie Luner is 42. Actor Christian Campbell is 41. Actress Rhea Seehorn is 41. Actor Mackenzie Astin is 40. Actress Malin (MAH'-lin) Akerman is 35. Actor Jason Biggs is 35. Actress Emily VanCamp is 27. Actor Malcolm David Kelley is 21. Actors Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten ("Everybody Loves Raymond") are 18.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.