October 26 in San Antonio history…
The Army’s largest non-rigid dirigible, the TC-13, was lodged in a huge Brooks Field hangar before continuing a journey to Sunnyvale, California.
Over protests of one commissioner who wanted the new coliseum to be named for a deceased war hero, it was named in honor of Joe Freeman today. The official name is Joe Freeman Bexar County Coliseum.
James Taylor comes to San Antonio for the first time in support of his “Sweet Baby James” album. He plays Municipal Auditorium.