Michael Jackson’s Motown 1983 ‘Billie Jean’ Performance
May 16, 2023
Michael Jackson performs Billie Jean and premieres moonwalk during Motown 25 taped March 25, 1983 aired May 16, 1983

On this date in 1983, Michael Jackson’s performance of “Billie Jean” from the Motown 25th anniversary special was televised in the US, introducing 47 million viewers to Michael’s signature Moonwalk dance.