The city council passes an ordinance leasing the old water board office building on W. Market from the water board at a cost of $1 for a period of 10 years. The building will be used by the library.
The American Basketball Association’s eighth annual All-Star game is played in the Convention Center Arena. The East team defeats the West, 151-124. Freddie Lewis of the Spirits of St. Louis is named the Most Valuable Player with 26 points, 11 assists and two steals. His prize is $2,000 cash or a quarter horse named “Tuff Julie.” He chose the horse. Unfortunately, “Tuff Julie” wasn’t so tough. She died three weeks later.
The Light goes out. Unable to find a buyer, the San Antonio Light newspaper ceases publication after 112 years serving San Antonio (right).