Mr. and Mrs. Bertell Zachry, son and daughter-in-law of H.B. Zachry, became the first guests of the Hilton Palacio de Rio, after they rode Room 522 from the ground as it was hoisted into place by a crane. (right)
A new era begins for the San Antonio Spurs as David Robinson and Sean Elliott make their NBA debuts. Robinson scores 23 points and grabs 17 rebounds and Sean Elliott scores 16, as the Spurs roll to a 106-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
A fireworks and laser show before a Spurs game triggers a sensor on a water cannon in the Alamodome, unleashing a torrent of water that soaks hundreds of fans and delays the game for 50 minutes. 31 fans are injured in the scramble to dry ground and the Spurs lose to the Golden State Warriors, 123-118.