What Was Life Like the Last Time Alabama Women’s Basketball Defeated Tennessee?
The Alabama women's basketball team won a thrilling match-up with the Tennessee Volunteers Thursday night by a score of 54-46, the first victory for the Crimson Tide over the Vols at home in program history and their first win in 42 games (since 1984).
1984 was quite a while ago (not to make you feel old or anything): more specifically, it was 32 years ago. It was five years before I was born. Alabama football only had 11 national championships. In other words, it was a simpler time, but different nonetheless. So what all was going on in 1984, the last time the Alabama's women's basketball team defeated Tennessee?
- Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
- The NCAA announced that the NCAA men's basketball tournament would expand to 64 teams.
- The Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, 38-9.
- Apple released its new Macintosh personal computer.
- Kareem-Abdul Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain's NBA scoring record, scoring his 31,421st career point.
- Ben Crenshaw won the 48th Masters Tournament
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom premiered in the US.
- Bruce Springsteen released "Born in the USA."
- DNA was extracted successfully from an extinct species, the quagga.
- Donald Duck turned 50 years old.
- Jeopady! aired its first syndicated episode with Alex Trebek as host.
- Ken Stabler retired from the NFL.
- The median gas price was $1.21 (okay, not much different than it is now, but still fun to know).