Do you remember, San Antonio?

We’re turning back the clock thanks to the band, Earth, Wind, and Fire.


Let’s take a look back in time to Sept. 21.

Z-2126-R-18, Zintgraff Studio, UTSA Special Collections — Institute of Texan Cultures

Before we begin, let us set the tone for this story: Hey Siri, play “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Now that we got the good vibes and funky grooves going, it’s time to ask, “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” We’re here to take a look back into Alamo City history to what was happening in various years on the 21st of September.

Let’s groove tonight.

The highest recorded temperature on this day was set with a sweltering 101°F. That is certainly not fall temperatures.

On this day, San Antonio College opened its doors as the University Junior College with an enrollment of 200 students. It is the oldest public two-year college in Texas that’s still in operation.

Touchdown. Monday Night Football debuts on the ABC network on KSAT 12 at 8:00 p.m. The game featured the New York Jets with quarterback Joe Namath vs. the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.

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The first Taco Cabana in San Antonio, TX.

Photo by the San Antonio Public Library

Felix Stehling opens the first Taco Cabana restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Hildebrand Avenues. The restaurant is still there to this day.

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced the move of the Tulsa Talons to San Antonio. The team would then become the San Antonio Talons. FYI: the AFL is making a come back to the Alamo City.

What a fun trip down memory lane. Did we miss a special event for Sept. 21? Let us know. Stay groovy, San Antonio.

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