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On This Day in 1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, the Berlin Wall started to come down. East Germany opened its heavily guarded borders at 11:17 P.M., and Germans celebrated by dancing atop the wall in lederhosen and chipping away at it with hammers.

Here’s video of David Hasselhoff singing one of his HUGE hits in Germany, “Looking for Freedom”, on the ruins of the wall the following New Year’s Eve:

If you didn’t know, the Hoff is HUGE in Germany! Don’t believe me? Here’s Dirk Nowitzki and his German teammates singing that famous Hoff Hit on the bus: (They start at :10)

Since we’re on the subject of Dirk’s singing ability, let’s revisit his celebratory singing of ‘We Are the Champions’ at the Maverick’s victory parade in Dallas:

You’re welcome.

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