The first San Antonio Rodeo and Livestock Exposition is kicked off – in the brand new Bexar County Coliseum (later known as the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum.)
Airman Donald Farrell was recuperating – back from the closest thing to flight through space any man has ever tried. He stepped out of his sealed space chamber at Randolph AFB, one week after he entered.
The 70-year old exhibit hall at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne is destroyed by fire. The cause is later determined to be arson.