Daily Archives: May 16, 2013

Michael Jackson introduces ‘moonwalk’ dance on Motown special 30 years ago this hour (1983)


Video: 'Moonwalk - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean - The First Moonwalk King Of Pop'

(Monday, May 16, 1983, 9:00 p.m. EST)Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was broadcast tonight on NBC. The highlight was Michael Jackson lip syncing and dancing to his song “Billie Jean” and performing for the first time his “moonwalk” dance. In 2004, TV Guide rated it as the 27th most memorable TV moment of all time. Continue reading Michael Jackson introduces ‘moonwalk’ dance on Motown special 30 years ago this hour (1983)

German forces crush Jewish resistance in Warsaw Ghetto 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Warsaw Ghetto Uprising' (May 16, 1943, at 8:27)

(Sunday, May 16, 1943; during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, part of The Holocaust during World War II) — The nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end today as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue. Continue reading German forces crush Jewish resistance in Warsaw Ghetto 70 years ago today (1943)