February 27 in San Antonio history…

1947
“It’s A Wonderful Life” debuts at the Majestic Theater, two months and six days after its national premiere.

1951
Sultry actress Mae West performs in person in the play “Diamond Lil” at the Texas Theater.

1957
Jimmy Dorsey performs at the Municipal Auditorium, two days before his 53rd birthday and less than four months before his death from cancer on June 12.  At the time of his death, his final recording, “So Rare,” was #5 on the Billboard charts.  It would reach #2 and be named the #5 song for all of 1957.

 

 

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