December 1 in San Antonio history…
The headlines of the San Antonio newspapers describe a bus/train accident that resulted in the death of 26 children. This accident spawned the myth of the “ghost tracks” at Shane and Villamain. Despite being the lead story in the newspaper, the accident actually took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Today Show’s Willard Scott throws the switch to light the River Walk and serves as celebrity Grand Marshall in the first Holiday River Parade.
Eighties megastars and MTV darlings, Duran Duran, plays the Majestic Theater.