February 7 in San Antonio history…
A 47-mile-an-hour wind knocked San Antonio’s temperature down to 13 degrees overnight and held it to a high of 20 at noon. (1895 still holds the record low and lowest maximum temperature records for February 7.)
After being holed up at the Hilton Palacio del Rio for nearly a month waiting on a judge to rule on his trade from the Virginia Squires, George Gervin plays his first game as a San Antonio Spur at HemisFair Arena against the Utah Stars. Gervin started slowly, scoring only 12 points on 5-for-16 shooting from the field in San Antonio’s 86-83 loss to Stars in his first game.
Jamiel “Jimmy” Chagra is acquitted of the two murder charges relating to the assassination of U.S. District Judge John H. Wood, Jr. He was convicted, however, on two lesser charges: conspiracy to obstruct justice and conspiracy to possess a substantial amount of marijuana, with the proceeds of the proposed drug sale to be used to finance his escape from the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas.