Bob Wills records a new version of “San Antonio Rose” at Burrus Mill Studio in Saginaw, Texas. This new version includes lyrics and is entitled “New San Antonio Rose.” It earns a gold record and becomes a country music classic.
Officials from Opryland USA and USAA officially announce that the name of the planned $100 million, 201-acre musical theme park to be located in northwest San Antonio will be called Fiesta Texas.
Jerry Tarkanian, percentage-wise the winningest coach in NCAA history, signs a three-year deal for a reported $600,000 per season to coach the San Antonio Spurs. Red McCombs calls him “Tarkington” six times during the press conference – including the introduction. His tenure as head coach only lasts 20 games. He is fired after starting with a 9-11 record.