Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio’s favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.
Mrs. Myrtle Hance, founder of the local chapter of the Minute women but no longer a member, has compiled a list of communist-authored books in the library. Councilman Henry B. Gonzalez calls the idea of labeling and/or burning books “a tempest in a teapot” and “Hitler tactics.”
The Alamodome opens to the public. “This day was a long time coming, but it’s finally here,” said former mayor Henry Cisneros, now secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s the beginning of a new chapter in San Antonio’s life.”