The Texas Theater holds its formal grand opening. The theater will be opened to the public tomorrow, December 18.
NBC broadcasts a color slide of their “chimes” logo at 4:32 p.m. on WOAI (right). This is the first appearance of anything in color on national broadcast television. The logo is to signal that day’s approval by the FCC of the NTSC color broadcast standard.
A 100-year old time capsule is removed from beneath the 2-ton cornerstone of the Bexar County Courthouse. Inside the corroded, gray tin box were copies of the San Antonio Express and Evening News newspapers along with two coins, some newspaper linotype and what appeared to be a county checkbook. Bexar County Historical Commission Chairman Richard Santos said that a new time capsule probably will be buried sometime in 1993 when the courthouse remodeling begins.