The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.
Col. Augustus Belknap explored 40 feet of cave he found in San Pedro Park.
The movie “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, premieres at five San Antonio theaters. The term “maverick” comes from Samuel A. Maverick, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence who refused to brand his cattle. Maverick died in San Antonio on September 2, 1870 and is buried in City Cemetery #1.