April 27 in San Antonio history…
San Antonio Woolco stores offer San Antonio housewives the opportunity to trade-in their husbands. They offer 10 to 15 cents per pound of the husband’s weight toward the purchase of Whirlpool appliances.
A 22-year old streaker jumped on a float in the Fiesta Flambeau parade. He was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge, pled guilty and assessed a $200 fine in Municipal Court. He was not released, however. He was held in custody as he was wanted by Armed Forces Police for being AWOL from the Air Force since last December.
During the Battle of Flowers parade, Ira Attebury sprays the crowd with shotgun and semiautomatic rifle fire from a parked motorhome (right). Two die, 55 are wounded. Attebury commits suicide as SWAT teams close in.