Fire Chief William P. Bishop is killed when responding to a call. A fire truck collides with his Locomobile auto, hurling it into Joske's.
The Alamo Bowl, scheduled to pit the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys vs. the University of Denver Pioneers in Alamo Stadium, is postponed due to freezing temperatures and heavy ice. The game would eventually be played on January 4.
The flashing amber lights which stall downtown traffic whenever fire alarms sound will flash no more after today.
Marvin Milkes, general manager of the San Antonio Missions, was named the minor league's manager of the year by the Sporting News.
Nearly 50 years later, the Alamo Bowl is held again - this time in the Alamodome. The Cal Golden Bears defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes, 37 to 3.
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