For the first time in years, all the lights on Olmos Dam are burning. The Parks Department has put 10-watt globes in the sockets.
Professional basketball comes to San Antonio for the first time with a matinee game and an evening doubleheader at Alamo Stadium gym. The matinee game features the Harlem Globetrotters versus the New York Celtics. The evening games are the New York Celtics against the Philadelphia Sphas and the Globetrotters against the Philadelphia Giants.
San Antonio hosts the NBA All-Star Game at the Alamodome. Michael Jordan wins the MVP award.