March 13 in San Antonio history…
The Vaudeville Theater, closed by police after the shooting of Ben Thompson and King Fisher two days ago, was reopened. Few people attended, however.
The space shuttle Discovery flight STS-29, the third flight since the Challenger disaster, lifts off from Cape Canaveral with San Antonio native Col. John E. Blaha (right) as the pilot. Blaha would also pilot STS-33 later that same year.