A photographer captured this critical moment in one of Mohammad Ali’s fights. The referee had to hold young Ali back as he was ready for his opponent to rise again at any time, but Liston was defeated.
This would be one of many victories for the boxer who would go on to become one of the most famous athletes in sports history.
Coming To America, 1964
The boy band from across the pond that made waves in the world of music had finally landed in the U.S. This photo captured their first time in the U.S. after they landed at John F. Kennedy airport in 1964.
The Beatles were the number one band among the younger generation during the 60s, mixing genres and continuously breaking both sales and records. Though only two of the members remain alive today, fans will always remember them as “The Fab Four”.
“I Have A Dream” 1963
In perhaps one of the most iconic photos in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. gives his famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963.
The speech not only inspired listeners but became the nationwide cry for racial peace. Martin Luther King Jr. may have lost his life for his beliefs, but the words he spoke at this historical march never lost their power and are still recited today.
Jayne Mansfield & Her Dogs, 1966
As seen in this photograph with her two dogs, Jayne Mansfield is known as one of the first Playboy Playmates and a huge Hollywood sex symbol throughout the 1950s and into the early 60s. By the time this photo was taken, Mansfield was already onto her second husband, Mickey Hargitay, whom she married in 1958. Throughout the couple’s marriage, the two made a total of four movies together: “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (1957), “The Loves of Hercules” (1960), “Promises! Promises!” (1963), and “L’Amore Primitivo” (1964).
As an actress, many of Mansfield's films were considered major box-office successes. Her performance in “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter” even won her a Theatre World Award, as well as a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1957, for her starring role in the 1956 musical comedy “The Girl Can’t Help It.” Sadly, in 1967, this actress's successful career came to an abrupt, tragic end after she passed away in a fatal car accident at the young age of 34.
The Real Girl From Ipanema’ - The Girl Behind the Song, 17-year-old Helo Pinheiro
‘The Girl from Ipanema’: a song jazz-lovers all over the world have come to know and love. But what is the story behind the song? Who was the girl from Ipanema? Meet Helo Pinheiro: the actual girl from Ipanema; the inspiration behind this iconic 1962 song. At just 17-years-old, Pinheiro became the ultimate musical muse for this world-renowned Bossa Nova jazz song after writers of the song, composer Antônio Carlos Jobim and poet Vinicius de Moraes, spotted the young bikini-clad girl—“tall and tan and lovely”—venturing to a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1962.
Jobim and de Moraes would ultimately use Pinheiro as the inspiration when they created this ultimate Bossa nova classic. In 1984, decades after the release of this hit song, Pinheiro became a Brazilian Playboy Playmate. In 2003, she again posed for a pictorial, this time alongside her daughter, Ticiane Pinheiro. In 2016, a 71-year-old Pinhero ventured back to her old beach hangout, holding the prestigious position of a flame carrier for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.