publication date: Thursday, October 15, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
clue: One night in November 1989, German music lovers watched this singer's words of freedom come true.
explanation: Hasselhoff was a TV star from the series Knight Rider ("night") and Baywatch ("watched"). He was a popular pop singer in Germany, with his song "Looking for Freedom" becoming a popular anthem associated with the fall of the Berlin Wall. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Elaine Beckland, and Melissa Anderson