Actor Robert Clary is 88. Singer Harry Belafonte is 87. Actor Robert Conrad is 79. Rock singer Mike D'Abo (Manfred Mann) is 70. Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., is 70. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 70. Actor Dirk Benedict is 69. Actor Alan Thicke is 67. Actor-director Ron Howard is 60. Actress Catherine Bach is 60. Country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 60. Actor Tim Daly is 58. Singer-musician Jon Carroll is 57. Rock musician Bill Leen is 52. Actor Bryan Batt (TV: "Mad Men"; Film: "12 Years a Slave") is 51. Actor Maurice Bernard is 51. Actor Russell Wong is 51. Actor Chris Eigeman is 49. Actor John David Cullum is 48. Actor George Eads is 47. Actor Javier Bardem is 45. Actor Jack Davenport is 41. Rock musician Ryan Peake (Nickelback) is 41. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 40. Singer Tate Stevens (TV: "The X Factor") is 39. Actor Jensen Ackles is 36. TV host Donovan Patton is 36. Rock musician Sean Woolstenhulme is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sammie is 27. Actress Lupita Nyong'o (Film: "12 Years a Slave") is 21. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 20.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.