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).

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