Daily Almanac for Thursday, November 16, 2023

By Mariana Smith

Actress, former wife of singer Lenny Kravitz and actor Jason Mamoa, Lisa Bonet was born on this date in 1967. She is 56. Here is Lisa Bonet from the Cosby Show (courtesy NBC)


Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet; November 16, 1967), known professionally as Lisa Bonet (/bˈn/), is an American actress. She portrayed Denise Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1992), for which she earned widespread acclaim and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986; she reprised the role of Denise in the spinoff series A Different World (1987–1993).

She also appeared in the psychological horror film Angel Heart (1987), which earned her a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Bonet has starred in the action thriller film Enemy of the State (1998), the comedy-drama film High Fidelity (2000), the action drama film Biker Boyz (2003) and the thriller film Road to Paloma (2013). She has sporadically worked in TV acting, appearing in roles such as Maya Daniels in Life on Mars (2008–2009) and Marisol on Ray Donovan (2016).

From 1987 to 1993, Bonet was married to singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, with whom she had one child, Zoë, who is also an actress. In 2017, she married actor Jason Momoa, with whom she has two children. Bonet and Momoa separated in January 2022.


Question of the Day

How far above sea level is Edmonton, Alberta, Canada?

It is 2,200 feet above sea level.

Advice of the Day

Make sure your perennials and shrubs are mulched now.

Home Hint of the Day

To remove old wallpaper (nonvinyl), mix equal parts of warm water and white vinegar. Sponge a section of wall with the solution until the wallpaper is saturated. Let sit for 20 minutes, sop the wallpaper again, then peel it off with a broad-bladed putty knife.

Word of the Day


Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather. Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper.

Puzzle of the Day

From a word of five letters, take two and leave one.

Stone. Alternate answers include: Clone, Drone, Prone, Phone


  • André Michaux (botanist) – 
  • Louis Riel (Canadian politician) – 
  • Clark Gable (actor) – 
  • William Holden (actor) – 
  • Northern Dancer (racehorse) – 


  • Louis-Honoré Fréchette (Canadian poet) – 
  • W.C. Handy (composer) – 
  • George Kaufman (director of theater) – 
  • Paul Hindemith (composer) – 
  • Mary Margaret McBride (radio commentator) – 
  • Burgess Meredith (actor) – 
  • Marg Helgenberger (actress) – 
  • Dwight Gooden (baseball player) – 
  • Lisa Bonet (actress) – 
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (actress) – 
  • Kimberly J. Brown (actress) – 


  • Napoleon E. Guerin granted patent for cork life preserver– 
  • Philadelphia Orchestra played its inaugural concert– 
  • Oklahoma admitted to the Union as the 46th state– 
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established– 
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, The Sound of Music, premiered– 
  • Skylab 4 launched from Kennedy Space Center– 
  • President Nixon signed a bill authorizing construction of a trans-Alaska oil pipeline– 
  • Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship– 
  • Meteor fireball turned night into day in Finland– 


  • Tucson, Arizona, received 6 inches of snow– 
  • Low temperature in Lincoln, Montana, of -53 degrees Fahrenheit– 
  • Anchorage, Alaska, reached 45 degrees F and received 8.4 inches of snow– 

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