7 Famous Kisses in Honor of International Kissing Day
Today is International Kissing Day. Here are some of the more famous kisses in history.
Kiss of Judas
It’s the kiss that Judas used to betray Jesus, identifying him to Roman soldiers and leading to his arrest after the Last Supper.
First Kiss in a Movie
One of the very first movies in history showed a couple kissing. Called 'The Kiss' and filmed by Thomas Edison, it was only 47 seconds long.
Record Number of Kisses in a Movie
The movie 'Don Juan' has the most kisses on record in a movie – 191. The 1926 movie starring John Barrymore averages out to about one kiss every 53 seconds.
The Kiss of Death in ‘The Godfather: Part II’
It’s when Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) indicated to his brother that he knew he was a traitor and said, “I know it was you, Fredo –- you broke my heart.” His brother (John Cazale) is later killed.
First Interracial Kiss on TV
The first interracial kiss ever to be shown on network TV was back in 1968 on 'Star Trek'. It was when Captain Kirk (William Shatner) kissed Lieutenant Uhura (Michelle Nichols).
First Grader Charged with Harassment for Kissing a Classmate
In 1996, a North Carolina boy, Jonathan Prevette, kissed a girl in his first grade class. School officials called it “unwelcome touching” and charged him with sexual harassment. He was suspended from school. Six years old! It created such controversy all over the country that the U.S. Department of Education had to rewrite their guidelines on sexual harassment, especially on how they relate to a first grader.
Times Square Kiss
The picture of the sailor and a young lady kissing in Times Square at the end of World War II is one of the most famous in history. It appeared in 'Life' magazine, but the couples' identity remained a mystery because the photographer never got their names. Just a few weeks ago, a book came out that identified the two as still being alive –- one in Rhode Island, the other in Maryland, and both 89 years old.