It was 34 years ago when the world first saw Michael Jackson break out the dance move that would become his signature, a calling card of Jackson's career that people would remember for generations to come and kids would spend countless collective hours trying to imitate on the playground. All of America was watching him that night for the Motown 25th Anniversary special.
Take a moment and watch the timeless throwback for yourself:
It wasn't the first time someone performed the dance move, but when Michael did it, it came out with such flawless perfection that everyone watching sure remembered. If you weren't a fan of his before that night, you were the next day.