It's been 21 years since Tom Watson was Ryder Cup captain. That was the last time Team USA won on foreign soil. Rest assured, much has changed since 1993...
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The biggest song of 1993 was a slow, resounding hit called "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. After being released late in 1992, it spent 14 weeks atop the U.S. Billboard Top 100.
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A film for the ages, Jurassic Park debuted in the summer of 1993, starring Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern among others. The sci-fi thriller was a mega-hit, raking in more than $900 million in theaters worldwide.
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His lengthy professional career did wonders to alleviate the pain of a bone-headed play, but 1993 will never forget how the NCAA Championship was settled for the Michigan Wolverines, when Chris Webber called a timeout that his team didn't have, icing the victory for North Carolina.
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Gas was much more inexpensive 21 years ago. The average price per gallon was just $1.16, about a third of the price at most gas stations in 2014.
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The leader of the free world was Bill Clinton. The democrat from Arkansas was in the middle of his first term as president when Watson's American's won the Cup. Maybe that's why he passed up the opportunity to play golf with Rory McIlroy this summer.
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The summer of 1993 saw a new golfer enter the championship setting. That golfer was Vijay Singh. Singh would win his first of 34 PGA Tour victories at the '93 Buick Classic, beating Mark Wiebe in a playoff.
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The youngest star in the 2014 Ryder Cup definitely doesn't remember the 1993 event when Watson was last captain. That's because Jordan Spieth has been born just a few months before the event took place. In other words, every Ryder Cup that he can remember played in Europe ended with the Euros victorious.
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Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls won their third-consecutive NBA title that summer, beating the Phoenix Suns in six games.
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The hot toy of 1993, which continued to gain popularity through the 1990s was the Beanie Baby. All sorts of animals, both fictitious and real, were made by Ty Inc. and spread across the world.
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The 1993 World Series was decided in legendary fashion as Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter hit a walk-off home run in game 6, clinching the MLB title over the Philadelphia Phillies.
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