Actor Patrick Stewart is 74. Actor Robert Forster is 73. Actor Harrison Ford is 72. Singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) is 72. Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is 68. Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid is 66. Actress Didi Conn is 63. Singer Louise Mandrell is 60. Actor-director Cameron Crowe is 57. Tennis player Anders Jarryd is 53. Rock musician Gonzalo Martinez De La Cotera (Marcy Playground) is 52. Actor Michael Jace is 52. Comedian Tom Kenny (TV: "SpongeBob SquarePants") is 52. Country singer-songwriter Victoria Shaw is 52. Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent is 52. Actor Kenny Johnson is 51. Country singer Neil Thrasher is 49. Singer Deborah Cox is 41. Actress Ashley Scott is 37. Rock musician Will Champion (Coldplay) is 36. Actor Fran Kranz is 33. Actor Colton Haynes is 26. Actor Steven R. McQueen is 26.
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.