The Texas Legislature approves the incorporation of the city of San Antonio. The city had previously been known as Presidio San Antonio de Béxar and the Villa of San Fernando de Béxar.
“The Warrens of Virginia,” a movie filmed in and around San Antonio, premieres at the Princess Theater. Sadly, the film’s star, Martha Mansfield, died in Brackenridge Park in November of last year when a careless cigarette was tossed her way catching her dress on fire.
An estimated crowd of 5,000 people crowded the San Antonio International Airport’s terminal building, observation deck, parking lots and nearby roads to get a glimpse of Braniff 5188, in actuality the British Airways Concorde, as it landed in San Antonio. The visit was sponsored by Braniff to highlight subsonic Concorde service between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Washington Dulles beginning on January 12, 1979. (Despite the artwork, right, there never was a Concorde painted in Braniff livery. Concorde service ended in May 1980 and Braniff ceased operations on May 12, 1982.)