Daily Almanac for Saturday June 22, 2024

By Brenda June Temple

Kris Kristofferson is 88 today. Here he is in 2018. By Foto Stefan Brending, Lizenz Creative Commons by-sa-3.0 de, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https commons.wikimedia.org


Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American retired country singer, songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are “Me and Bobby McGee“, “For the Good Times“, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down“, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night“, all of which were hits for other artists.

In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon JenningsWillie Nelson and Johnny Cash in the country music supergroup The Highwaymen, which was a key creative force in the outlaw country music movement that eschewed the traditional Nashville country music machine in favor of independent songwriting and producing.

As an actor, Kristofferson is known for his roles in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), A Star Is Born (1976) (which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor), Convoy (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Stagecoach (1986), Lone Star (1996), and the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004).

In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Question of the Day

What is cinnamon, and where is it produced?

Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of two related evergreen trees in the laurel family. One is true cinnamon, the other is cassia. The trees are native to Asia. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to humankind.

Advice of the Day

Don’t marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper.

Home Hint of the Day

If you’re tired of trimming grass along a stone wall, embed a line of bricks, flush with the surface, along the wall. When mowing, keep one wheel of your mower on the grass and one on the brick.

Word of the Day


Fear of insects

Puzzle of the Day

City life (Change these words into a single word.)



  • Paul Morphy (chess master) – 
  • John Dillinger (outlaw) – 
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh (author & aviator) – 
  • Billy Wilder (director) – 
  • Bill Blass (fashion desinger) – 
  • Kris Kristofferson (actor) – 
  • David Lander (actor) – 
  • Meryl Streep (actress) – 
  • Dan Brown (author) – 
  • Steven Page (musician) – 
  • Kurt Warner (football player) – 
  • Carson Daly (talk show host) – 
  • Donald Faison (actor) – 
  • Brad Hawpe (baseball player) – 


  • Judy Garland (singer & actress) – 
  • Fred Astaire (dancer & actor) – 
  • Pat Nixon (U.S. First Lady) – 
  • Esther Friedman Lederer, pen name Ann Landers (Ask Ann Landers columnist) – 
  • Moose (the Jack Russell terrier known as Eddie on Frasier) – 
  • George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live) – 


  • Henry Hudson, son, and 7 crew set adrift by mutineers– 
  • During the War of 1812, Laura Secord of Queenston hiked 18 hours to warn British of an upcoming attack– 
  • Adolphe Sax registered a patent for the saxophone– 
  • Arkansas is readmitted to the Union– 
  • Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice “Bess” Rahner– 
  • Circus train crashed in Ivanhoe, Ind., 86 killed– 
  • James Christy discovered Pluto’s moon Charon– 
  • Ashrita Furman of New York set the record for distance traveled by pogo stick: 23.11 miles– 
  • Law-protected killdeer nest with 4 eggs held up prep for RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario– 


  • Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was struck by a devastating tornado that killed 59 people and destroyed 400 buildings– 
  • Holt, Missouri, received 12 inches of rain in 42 minutes.– 
  • The largest recovered hailstone in the U.S. fell from the sky in Aurora, Nebraska. It measured 7 inches in diameter, had a circumference of 18.75 inches, and weighed just under 1 pound– 
  • Hail storm, Dublin, New Hampshire– 
  • The temperature reached 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Vero Beach, Florida– 

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