Property purchased along South Street to be used for recreation and future development.
February 6 - Bowling Green renames University Boulevard in honor of WKU
February 28 - Clem Haskins first WKU athlete selected as Associated Press All-American
April 13 - This is Western Kentucky University shown to the Board of Regents.
September 28 - enrollment exceeds 10,000 for the first time
October 14 - Founders Day celebrated by dedications many newly constructed or renovated buildings:
- Barnes Campbell Hall
- Grise Hall
- Hardin Planetarium
- Helm Library
- Bemis Lawrence Hall
- Wetherby Hall
- Taylor Agricultural Center
- Thompson Complex
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