January 20 in San Antonio history…
James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul”, plays a concert in Joe Freeman Coliseum.
San Antonians celebrate as the 52 American hostages are freed after 444 days in Iranian captivity. The release came 30 minutes after Ronald Reagan took the oath of office, becoming the 40th President of the United States. Former President Carter was informed during his last flight aboard Air Force One on his way to his home in Plains, Georgia.