Michael Jackson “Moonwalks”
On This Day In History May 16, 1983
1982’s Thriller, had seven hit singles and went on to break all music-industry sales records and made Michael Jackson a worldwide superstar. Michael Jackson’s May 1983 performance on the Motown 25th Anniversary Special boosted enthusiasm for the release and spawned the “moonwalk,”
a dance move–in which he appeared to be slowly moving forward as he
actually moved backward–that is now synonymous with Jackson.
In May of 1988, Michael Jackson made the top of the "New York Times" best-seller list with his autobiography, "Moonwalk".
The Moon is walking