March 21 in San Antonio history…

1934
Actor Al Freeman, Jr. is born in San Antonio.  In 1979, he became the first African-American actor to win a daytime Emmy award for his portrayal of Police Captain Ed Hall in the soap opera “One Life to Live.”  He also appeared in movies such as “Lillies of the Field” with Sidney Poitier and Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X.”

1952
San Antonio will be attached to the family of cities served by network television July 1, it was revealed today.  The announcement came from the long-line department of American Telephone and Telegraph Co.

1968cpm_map_68
Central Park Mall holds its grand opening.

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