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San Antonio - Notable Historical Events

Kathy WhitworthNov 10, 1963

George GervinApr 9, 1978

Tim DuncanJun 23, 2005

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San Antonio - Historical Events
Date Event
1771-07-14

Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California

1835-12-05

- 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels

1842-03-05

Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.

1861-05-16

Twiggs Surrender, San Antonio, Texas during US Civil war

1928-01-01

1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

1949-12-11

WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast

1950-02-15

KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955-06-10

KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1957-01-21

KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1960-10-02

Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

1961-10-22

Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan

1962-09-10

KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962-11-04

Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

1963-08-13

US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

1963-11-10

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1964-11-15

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1968-04-06

HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas

1971-05-09

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open

1972-08-11

"Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas

1975-01-28

8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio

1978-04-09

Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)

1980-10-11

Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92

1981-04-04

Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)

1981-04-24

San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record

1982-03-06

NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)

1982-07-23

FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo

1983-04-26

San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

1983-07-25

1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio

1984-01-11

Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game

1985-03-23

Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)

1986-02-18

San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix

1988-07-16

San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

1991-03-26

Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34

1993-05-15

Alamodome in San Antonio TX opens

1993-11-05

1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85

1995-02-21

CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans

1996-02-11

46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio

1998-03-30

60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio

1999-06-25

53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1

2002-03-31

21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio

2003-06-15

57th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2

2005-06-23

San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

2005-06-23

59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3

2007-06-14

61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0

2013-06-20

Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3

2013-06-20

67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3

2014-06-15

San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals

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San Antonio - Notable Birthdays

David RobinsonAug 6, 1965

Tim DuncanApr 25, 1976

San Antonio - Birthdays
Date Event
1888-02-21

Florence Bates, TX, actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio)

1888-04-15

Florence Bates, San Antonio Tx, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama)

1888-08-05

Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)

1907-07-04

Elliott Sullivan, San Antonio TX, actor (Sergeant)

1912-05-13

Helen Craig, San Antonio TX, actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night)

1916-05-03

Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, San Antonio Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961- )

1919-04-23

Dorian Leigh, San Antonio TX, model, sister of Suzy Parker

1930-10-11

Sam Johnson, San Antonio, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas)

1930-11-14

Edward H White II, San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)

1932-06-06

David R Scott, San Antonio Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15)

1933-04-26

Carol Burnett, San Antonio Tx, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)

1933-10-26

Suzy Parker, San Antonio Tx, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors)

1934-10-24

Tino Duran, San Antonio: Maximum Justice

1935-08-20

Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

1941-11-06

Doug Sahm, San Antonio Texas, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero)

1942-08-26

John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)

1947-06-11

Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration

1947-07-21

Wendell Burton, San Antonio Tx, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show)

1949-11-25

Rita Jenrette, San Antonio Tx, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC)

1951-05-03

Chris Cross, San Antonio Texas, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme")

1955-01-17

Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)

1957-08-22

Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)

1957-10-23

Louann Fernald San Antonio TX, playmate (Jun, 1979)

1957-11-02

Rita Crockett, San Antonio Tx, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)

1959-12-05

Shirley Furlong, San Antonio TX, LPGA golfer (1988 Lady Keystone Open)

1961-10-31

Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1964-01-31

Sharon Cain, San Antonio TX, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)

1964-02-07

Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star

1964-06-22

Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)

1964-06-27

Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1965-03-25

Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1965-07-16

Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1965-07-22

Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], San Antonio, wrestler (WWF/AWA)

1965-08-06

David Robinson, Key West Florida, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92)

1965-08-29

Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)

1966-08-09

Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1966-12-14

Carl Herrera, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1967-08-19

Tabitha Soren, San Antonio Texas, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock)

1967-10-27

Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs)

1968-02-02

Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1968-02-07

Ashely Allen, San Antonio TX, playmate (Aug, 1992)

1970-02-12

Dell Demps, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1971-09-08

Henry Thomas, San Antonio TX, actor (ET)

1971-10-08

Monty Williams, NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1973-05-06

Wendy Ward, San Antonio Texas, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th)

1973-06-22

Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1973-08-31

Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

1974-11-23

Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1976-04-25

Tim Duncan, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1978-12-24

Kyle Carlson, San Antonio River Walk

1981-9-04

Dorian Velinov, New York, Los Angeles & San Antonio Auditions

1985-08-29

Lindsay Tuggle, New York, Los Angeles & San Antonio Auditions

1986-04-03

Jon Olson, An Evening with David Jeremiah: Live from San Antonio - Part 1

San Antonio - Notable Weddings

George MarshallFeb 11, 1902

David RobinsonDec 16, 1991

San Antonio - Weddings
Date Event
1902-02-11

US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1991-12-16

NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

2006-11-07

NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

2007-09-22

"Desperate Housewives" actor Ricardo Chavira (36) weds longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio - Deaths
Date Event
1977-11-18

Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89

2018-04-19

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies at 67


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