Jan. 8, 1978, began overcast, gray, though not particularly cold — a typical Central Texas winter day. An arctic mass moved through later, though San Antonio did not experience the
that hit other cities that month.
News headlines ranged from San Francisco’s Harvey Milk becoming the first openly gay man elected to public office in California to Israel’s government voting for reinforcing its settlements in occupied Sinai. British rocker David Bowie celebrated his 31st birthday, while Elvis Presley would have commemorated his 43rd had he not died on Aug. 16 the previous year.
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