This next photo has been proven to be one of the most viewed kissing scenes around the world. This was V-J Day, otherwise known as “Victory over Japan Day,” which was marked by the beginning of the end of World War II. On August 14th, 1945, when the announcement was made that the war was over and Japan had surrendered, this sailor grabbed a total stranger and kissed her in the middle of Times Square in New York City.
The photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, who just happened to be at the right place and at the right time. In 2005, John Seward Johnson II presented in Times Square a reenactment of the kiss. The ceremony held at the time included Carl Muscarello and Edith Shain, who claim to be the kissing sailor and nurse.
In 1969, Woodstock had over 400,000 people visit from all over the world. It lasted for three days and took place in Upstate New York. In this photo, we see an aerial view of the stated amount of people dancing and enjoying their freedom. These were the days of the Vietnam War, and it was time for people to share their love, connect with their spirituality, and spread their message of peace and love.
The heavy rain and muddy conditions didn't stop the crowds from roaring into the festival and marking their mark in music history. The event cost the producers almost $3 million and only made a profit of $1.8 million; however, the impact and significance Woodstock had on following generations, even to this day, is priceless.
Salvador Dali & Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch was one of the most desired women in the 60s. In this photo, we see the famous painter Salvador Dali, who painted a portrait of Welch. Dali painted her with passion and was infatuated with her together with the rest of the world. This photo was taken when Dali kissed Welch and thanked her for allowing him to express his art through her.
Over the years, Dali painted more than 1500 paintings; however, he was never known for his painting of beautiful women's portraits. He is most recognized with Persistence of Memory and the melting watches, which date back to 1931.
Audrey Hepburn, She's Just Like Us!
In this beautiful photo dated 1958, we see Audrey Hepburn holding a young baby fawn, which was her pet. Audrey was one of the most successful actresses of her time and was publicly known for her astonishing performance in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and many other movies. She was married to Mel Ferrer, and besides wonderful films, she has left her legacy behind, too.
Audrey Hepburn took home the baby fawn when in 1959, the "Green Mansions" director suggested she took home the baby animal so they could connect and perform better together on set. They bonded and formed an unbreakable relationship, one that Hepburn would famously be recognized.
Andre, the Giant
This image shows a young boy who is completely in awe before Andre the Giant’s sheer height. Andre was over 7 feet and 4 inches tall and was a well-known wrestler and actor. His most famous role was in the film "The Princess Bride," where his gigantism, caused by an excess of the growth hormone, came to good use.
For more than 15 years, Andre the Giant was undefeatable in the wrestling ring, and he thrashed big names, including Hulk Hogan. Some consider Andre the eighth wonder of the world, and since his death in 1993, no one has managed to replace this phenomenon.