November 18 in San Antonio history…
The Fox Company retail store at 209 Alamo Plaza is destroyed by fire resulting in $150,000 damage and the death of a night watchman. The film developing and mail order business of the Fox Company at 1734 Broadway is not affected.
The San Antonio Light reports that open house for the dedication by President Kennedy of the new Air Force School of Aerospace medical buildings at Brooks Air Force Base will start at 11 a.m. Thursday. A variety of space age displays will be on view, including a display of the X15 research rocket plane and the X20 Dyna-Soar manned space craft.
“A Christmas Story” debuts at the Galaxy and Century South theaters. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
“The Far Side” and “Calvin & Hobbes” first appear in the San Antonio Express-News, replacing “Porterfield” and “Pavlov,” respectively.