December 7 in San Antonio history…
A Mexican sniper kills Ben Milam in the courtyard of the Verimendi Palace. Two others die in the assault.
Pearl Harbor, in the Territory of Hawaii – the main naval base in the Pacific for the U.S. fleet – is bombed in a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese military forces. The news reaches San Antonio too late for the major papers, although Extra editions are printed.
“The Iceman” George Gervin returns to San Antonio with his new team, the Chicago Bulls, after having been traded on October 24. Gervin scores 21 and Quintin Dailey scores 24 to lead the Bulls over the Spurs, 131-123. Bulls sensation, Michael Jordan, misses the game with a broken foot.