September 13 in San Antonio history
“The Picture of Dorian Gray,” based on an 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde, premieres at the Texas Theater. The movie features Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury and Donna Reed. Mr. Wilde visited San Antono in 1882 and lectured at Turner Opera Hall (now the Bonham Exchange.)
The R.C. Cole High School Golden Cougars win their first football game, 8-0, over the Comfort Bobcats.
Pope John Paul II visits San Antonio and gives a Mass for an estimated 350,000 people in Westover Hills on the site of what is today Stevens High School. He also visits Plaza Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Fernando Cathedral and Municipal Auditorium. (photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News)