Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio’s favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.
Coors’ beer sponsors the Outdoor Beach Party on the grounds of Freeman Coliseum, featuring the Beach Boys, Jerry Jeff Walker and Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids.
The Alamodome opens to the public. “This day was a long time coming, but it’s finally here,” said former mayor Henry Cisneros, now secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s the beginning of a new chapter in San Antonio’s life.”