Thirty years ago tonight, the world first saw Michael Jackson moonwalk. The big moment came during the end of his performance of "Billie Jean" at the Motown 25th Anniversary special, taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and broadcast on NBC about six weeks later. The moonwalk only lasted two seconds and wasn't even that original (James Brown had been doing it for years), but Jackson executed it with stunning perfection. It captured the attention of the entire world, and the next day kids all over America were trying out the move on the playground.
Yes, you are old.