He was the last Chiefs quarterback to win a playoff game... until Alex Smith did it last weekend. But don't blame Chiefs fans if they didn't know. An entire generation of them have passed since Montana and the '94 Chiefs went to the AFC Championship Game. And just to prove how long ago that was, here are some other things that happened in 1994...
These guys won the Super Bowl
That's Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jimmy Johnson, just in case it's been too long. Fun fact: The 1994 'Boys beat the Buffalo Bills that year -- who stopped the Chiefs from reaching Super Bowl XXVIII that year. So the Chiefs haven't won a playoff game since Brett Favre's first, Tom Brady's first, "This One's For John," or the Tyree Helmet Catch.
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Speaking of Super Bowl XXVIII...
Guess how much a 30-second ad was during the 1994 telecast? It was $900,000 -- a fraction of the reported $5 million it'll cost to air one during Super Bowl 50. And when commericals ended, the game tossed it back to announcers... Dick Enberg and Bob Trumpy. John Madden called his last game for FOX that year.
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Go Huskers! No Chiefs!
Chiefs fans ought to remember the 1994 Cornhuskers. Nebraska was the the height of its power in 1994; they would go 60-3-0 record between the 1993-97 seasons under Tom Osborne. Also: Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam won the Heisman and Raiders rival Charles Woodson was a high school senior.
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1994's best film was the ever-quotable "Forrest Gump." Also in vogue: "The Lion King," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "Pulp Fiction." Movie-goers could see all four with a $20 bill; the average cost of a movie ticket was $4.08.
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The Chiefs really needed a playoff hero to come along
Oh, Mariah. Ms. Carey topped the charts in 1994 with her song, "Hero." Other 1994 jams include Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow "I'll Make Love To You" by Boys II Men. SO yeah, a pretty good year. Snoop Dogg was still called Snoop Doggy Dogg.
The show about nothing
"Seinfeld" was all the rage back in 1994. But if comedy wasnt your cup of tea, a new show called "E.R." became a smash hit. "Murder, She Wrote" was still on. David Letterman was in his second year of hosting "The Late Show." John Stewart had his own program, too... on MTV.
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Fill 'er up
Need a full tank? It only ran you $1.09 a gallon back in 1994. Other fun facts: England and France were connected under the English Channel Tunnel, digital television was born, and the most popular web browser was Netscape Navigator.
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Here's what the president looked like
... in 1995, a year into the Chiefs' 22-year playoff drought. Barack Obama was a lawyer and a Constitutional law lecturer in Harvard Law School. He wasn't even a politician.
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It's like this was a different country
The Kansas City Chiefs' 22-playoff drought began in a world without Justin Beiber. Without freakishy large cell phones. And without any of the Star Wars prequels. O.J Simpson hadn't yet gone on trial. A MLB player strike ended the season. And Alex Smith, the Chiefs' starting quarterback, was 10 years old.