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.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.