Today was V-J Day, which produced the iconic photo of a sailor celebrating the end of the war by kissing a nurse. The image still resonates and has been reenacted by zombies, vampires, The Watchmen, The Simpsons and many, many drunks. Examples can be found here
From the article:
“On August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman took to the airwaves to announce that Japan had accepted the terms of surrender and that the war was over. The news sparked spontaneous celebrations across the United States, including in Times Square where photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a joyous sailor kissing a passing nurse. First published in Life magazine as part of a pictorial titled Victory, Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day in Times Square has since become one of the most iconic images of the Second World War.”
“Like Joe Rosenthal’s ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’, Eisenstaedt’s ‘V-J Day in Times Square’ has been endlessly copied, reenacted and parodied.
Here are examples of the photo’s impact on pop culture”