February 22 in San Antonio history…
Old 794 was offically handed over to the city. The last of Southern Pacific’s steam locomotives will be a permanent display at Maverick Park. (It will remain there until 1999, when it was moved to Sunset Station. – Ed.)
San Antonians watch the tape-delayed prime-time coverage of the highly-anticipated Olympic hockey match between the USSR and USA, on KSAT Channel 12. The underdog Americans stun the highly-favored Russians, 4-3.
“Do you believe in miracles? YES!”
Amtrak opens a new passenger station between Sunset Station and the Alamodome.