There are many recorded instances of the X, similar steps are reported as far back as 1932, used by Cab Calloway. In 1985, Calloway said that the move was called “The Buzz” when he and others performed it in the 1930s. In 1955 it was recorded in a performance by tap dancer Bill Bailey. The French mime artist Marcel Marceau used it throughout his career (from the 1940s through the1980s), as part of the drama of his mime routines. In Marceau’s famous “Walking Against the Wind“ routine Marceau pretends to be pushed backwards by a gust of wind.