Daily Almanac for Friday, September 8, 2023

By Mona Hatfield

Pop/Rock star Pink, was born on this date in 1979. Here is Pink at Olympiastadion, Munich, in 2019. By Andemaya, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


Alecia Beth Moore Hart (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

During her teens, Pink was a member of the girl group Choice. Her first solo studio album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000), was certified double-platinum in the United States. The R&B-influenced album spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs: “There You Go” and “Most Girls“. Pink gained further recognition with the collaborative single “Lady Marmalade” from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, which topped many charts worldwide. Pink refocused her sound to pop rock with her second studio album, Missundaztood (2001). The album sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and yielded the international hit songs “Get the Party Started“, “Don’t Let Me Get Me“, and “Just Like a Pill“.

Pink’s third studio album, Try This (2003), sold significantly less than her second studio album, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She returned to the top of the charts with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I’m Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), which spawned the top-ten entries “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand” as well as the number-one single “So What“. Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), was her first Billboard 200 number-one album and spawned her fourth US number-one single, “Just Give Me a Reason“. In 2014, Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green as the folk music duo You+Me. Her next studio albums, Beautiful Trauma (2017) and Hurts 2B Human (2019), both debuted at atop the Billboard 200 chart, with the former becoming the world’s third best-selling album of the year. Her ninth and most recent studio album, Trustfall (2023), peaked at number 2 in the U.S.

Pink has been described as “pop royalty” for her distinctive raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence. She has sold over 135 million records worldwide (60 million albums and 75 million singles), making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second-most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind only MadonnaVH1 ranked her 10th on its list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard gave her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President’s Award for “her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”


Question of the Day

When were horses first domesticated?

Reportedly, they were tamed for transportation purposes in 2700 B.C. by people living in the area now known as Ukraine.

Advice of the Day

Girls who tuck a daisy under their pillows at night will dream of a true love.

Home Hint of the Day

Clean a leather tabletop by sponging on a solution of equal parts lemon juice and warm water. Then wipe the tabletop dry.

Word of the Day


1 chain=100 links=22 yards

Puzzle of the Day

The Lone Star State.(Name the U.S. state!)



  • King Richard I of England (the Lion-Hearted) – 
  • Antonin Dvorak (composer) – 
  • Siegfried Sassoon (poet) – 
  • Euell Gibbons (author) – 
  • Sid Caesar (comedian & actor) – 
  • Peter Sellers (actor) – 
  • Patsy Cline (country music singer) – 
  • Martin Freeman (actor) – 
  • Henry Thomas (actor) – 
  • David Arquette (actor) – 
  • Pink (singer) – 
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (actor) – 


  • Ann Lee (Shaker leader) – 
  • Richard Strauss (composer) – 
  • Dorothy Dandridge (actress) – 
  • Roy Wilkins (civil rights leader) – 
  • Rich Cronin (singer) – 


  • Michelangelo’s David statue was unveiled in Florence, Italy– 
  • The first permanent settlement in what is now the United States was established at St. Augustine, Florida, by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles– 
  • Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded what became St. Augustine, Florida– 
  • The steamer Lady Elgin collided with the schooner Augusta on Lake Michigan– 
  • The eastern and western lines of the Northern Pacific Railway were joined in Gold Creek, Montana– 
  • Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance first published, in The Youth’s Companion– 
  • Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., became the first Miss America– 
  • Cruise ship S.S. Morro Castle burned near Asbury Park, New Jersey– 
  • Percy Saltzman became the first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television. Known for his entertaining presentations, Percy wrote vigorously on a chalkboard map while reporting on air and ended each broadcast by tossing and catching his chalk.– 
  • Original Star Trek series debuted on television– 
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts made its public debut, Washington, D.C.– 
  • Stunt motorcyclist Evel Knievel made a failed attempt to jump the Snake River canyon in Idaho. He was propelled by a red, white and blue rocket-powered motorcycle, designed by rocket scientist Robert Truax.– 
  • The Genesis return capsule, which had collected solar wind atoms in fragile disks, crashed in the desert after its parachutes failed to deploy– 
  • A rare black rhino was born in Pittsburgh Zoo, Pennsylvania– 


  • The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, with a 15-foot storm surge, inundated the city of Galveston, Texas, killing an estimated 8,000 people– 
  • A hurricane hit Key West and later struck Texas: 284 dead and $20 million in damages– 
  • Roanoke, Virginia, reported a low temperature of 42 degrees F– 

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