October 19 in San Antonio history…
Lucky Strike model and Sweetheart of the Texas Centennial, Janice Jarratt (right), is born in San Antonio.
1918 – World War I
Deaths from pneumonia continue to be reported from the base hospitals at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Travis. From noon yesterday to this morning, seven deaths were reported from the Fort Sam Houston base hospital.
Six new K-mart stores open in San Antonio today. The stores are located at 7142 San Pedro Ave., 238 S.W. Military Drive, 315 S. Santa Rosa St., 4902 Frederickburg Rd., 8505 Broadway and 4343 W. Commerce. The six new K-marts are only part of an expansion of 1,400 K-marts worldwide. (K-mart would close all their San Antonio locations in November 2002.)