Thursday, December 12, 2019

Events & News

October 4 in San Antonio history...

1918
Restaurant keepers were notified by the Bexar County Community Labor Board to replace their male employees with women. This was the first direct action by the board in substituting female for male labor due to World War I.

1956
The new Twin Screen Suburban Outdoor Theater opens at Loop 13 and Highway 90 East.

1957
Buddy Holly & the Crickets make their only San Antonio appearance at the Municipal Auditorium with “The Biggest Show of Stars for ’57.” Along with the Crickets, the bill includes: Fats Domino, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon, Chuck Berry, Clyde McPhatter, Eddie Cochran, The Diamonds, Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen and Paul Anka. The concert of many rock and roll stars was probably overshadowed with the news that the Soviet Union had launched an artificial “star” that day – Sputnik.

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