San Antonio witnesses an eclipse. The San Antonio Light reports, “At its height the eclipse was visible to the naked eye; through properly prepared glass; at 6:30 o’clock the sun had assumed the form of a beautiful crescent, the moon appearing a dense, cloudy black. From that time on the decrease was steady until, shortly before 7 o’clock; the display was over, with the next act, so far as San Antonians are concerned, postponed for 99 years. At no time was the corona visible here, as it was within the field of totality further north. The sky was but lightly decked with clouds, which in no way interfered with the view, and the day was not visibly darkened during the eclipse.”
Bill Doggett & his Band featuring vocalist Doris Gage plays Eastwood Country Club. Barrett Strong opens the show.
A front page article in the San Antonio Light declares that a Texan and former U.S. Marine who once said he “would never return to the United States for any reason” was on his way home with his baby daughter and Russian bride. His name? Lee Harvey Oswald.