December 5 in San Antonio history…
Injuries sustained in a highway accident near Schulenburg caused the death of Mrs. Nettie Houston Bringhurst, 403 Cleveland Court, Alamo Heights, last living daughter of Gen. Sam Houston, hero of the Texas Revolution.
The San Antonio Spurs play the Philadelphia 76’ers in the Spectrum where Darryl Dawkins shatters his second backboard in a month. The game is delayed one hour to fix the backboard and the Spurs lose, 132-120.
Texas A&M defeats the undefeated Kansas State Wildcats, 36-33, in an overtime Big 12 Championship game in the Alamodome. It was the Aggies’ only Big 12 Championship.