Monday, October 4, 2010

October 4 in San Antonio history...


1918
Restaurant keepers were notified by the Bexar County Community Labor Board to replace their male employees with women. This was the first direct action by the board in subsituting female for male labor.

1938
Plans for endorsement of a stadium to be built by the board of education with aid of a WPA grant of $202,000 were made by the Chamber of Commerce.

1957
Buddy Holly & the Crickets make their only San Antonio appearance at the Municipal Auditorium with "The Biggest Show of Stars for '57." Along with the Crickets, the bill includes: Fats Domino, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon, Chuck Berry, Clyde McPhatter, Eddie Cochran, The Diamonds, Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen and Paul Anka. The concert of many rock and roll stars was probably overshadowed with the news that the Soviet Union had launched an artificial "star" that day - Sputnik.

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