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, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.