David Hasselhoff is a star that has consistently shined throughout the decades. Along with being the series lead on Baywatch, Hasselhoff credits his night performing at the fall of the Berlin Wall to be one of his biggest accomplishments in both his career and life.
Hasselhoff was lifted up on a crane that night above half a million newly united Germans. There he sang his hit single 'Looking for Freedom' as the infamous barrier that divided Germany came crashing down on the night of New Year's Eve in 1989.
“Nobody spoke English, because they weren’t allowed to speak it [in East Germany]. But they knew the word ‘freedom,’ recalled Hasselhoff in an interview with Men’s Journal on that legendary night.
Many who participated in the celebration of that night were able to walk away with now-historic chunks from the Berlin Wall. Hasselhoff himself left with entire bags filled with pieces of the wall that he still keeps to this day.
“I chopped down a bunch of the Wall and brought it back with me. I gave most of it to the Baywatch cast with a plaque that says, ‘A Little Piece of Freedom.’ I’ve still got bags of it up in the attic. Each piece is probably worth a thousand dollars now.”
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