The Gunter Hotel is completed and opened for business. The hotel stands on the former site of the Vance House. Previous to that, it was the site of U.S. Army barracks and was the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Department.
Eyeing the sparse crowd at the Lionel Hampton concert due to the Tuesday night football game between Wheatley and Corpus Christi Coles in Alamo Stadium, promoter Johnny Phillips says, “It looks like we are going to lose some money on this one, like we did on the Ellington show here. We’ll have to do better than this if we expect top flight bands to keep coming here.” Wheatley wins, 19-14.
52 years after his death, the body of Medal of Honor recipient William J. Bordelon is returned to San Antonio and buried in the cemetery of Ft. Sam Houston. The body has lain in state in the Alamo since yesterday, flanked by Marine Honor Guards. Bordelon is only the fifth person given this privilege.