October 14 in San Antonio history…
1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that great events are “moving swiftly behind the veil of diplomatic secrecy toward the formulation of President Wilson’s next move in answer to Germany’s peace plea.”
Elvis Presley with his band, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana, played two shows at the Bexar County Coliseum to thousands of swooning, screaming, mainly female, fans. It was the third appearance for Elvis in San Antonio in 1956. (photo from the Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio Light Collection.)
The Spurs kick off their season against their new division rival Kansas City Kings. With the addition of the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA, the Spurs move from the Central Division of the Eastern Conference to the Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The division also includes the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz.