October 4 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Because of the recent attack on Serbia by Germany, Greece enters the war on the side of the Allied forces. French troops have landed to assist the Greeks. Bulgaria has been told to break with the Central Powers or be considered their ally by entente.
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.
USAA implements a four-day, 38 hour work week.
City Council accepts a $3.3 million insurance payment and decides to restore the Municipal Auditorium after the devastating fire the previous January.