Celebrity birthdays, July 12, 2014


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Posted Online: July 11, 2014, 9:49 pm
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Movie director Monte Hellman is 85. Comedian Bill Cosby is 77. Singer-musician Christine McVie is 71. Actress Denise Nicholas is 70. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 69. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 66. Actor Jay Thomas is 66. Singer Walter Egan is 66. Writer-producer Brian Grazer is 63. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 63. Country singer Julie Miller is 58. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 58. Actress Mel Harris is 58. Actor Buddy Foster is 57. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 52. Actress Judi Evans is 50. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 49. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 45. Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 43. Country singer Shannon Lawson is 41. Rapper Magoo is 41. Actress Anna Friel is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tracie Spencer is 38. Actor Steve Howey is 37. Actor Topher Grace is 36. Actress Michelle Rodriguez is 36. Country singer-musician Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 31. Actress Natalie Martinez is 30. Golfer Inbee Park is 26. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 23. Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is 19.

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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