Any discussion of the brightest sports stars of the 1920s has to begin with George Herman "Babe" Ruth, who is still revered by many as the greatest of them all. The father wants his son to become a cantor too, but Jack has other ideas. Between 1921 and 1925, she held twenty-nine national and world swimming records, and she won three medals at the 1924 Olympics. Fashions of a Decade: 1920s. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. In September 1920 eight members of the Chicago White Sox team were charged with conspiring to lose the 1919 World Series, which they had played against the St. Louis Cardinals, in exchange for bribes totaling $80,000. Two years later, it was reorganized as the National Football League. The ancient Chinese game of mahjongg, which resembles both dominoes and dice and is played with a set of 144 tiles of carved bone, grew extremely popular after it was introduced to the United States in 1922. Because new labor laws had resulted in shorter work hours, people had both more money and more time in which to spend it. The attention and listeners he attracted resulted in the founding of the country's first radio station, KDKA. More than twenty rule books helped players sort through the game's complex rules. Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s. However, the newly appointed commissioner of baseball, Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866–1944), who was also a judge and a passionate baseball fan, disregarded that verdict and banned the eight players from baseball for life. Has difficulty understanding even short answers in this language. : ??? Roberto Clemente In Safety Last (1925), Lloyd wins the girl he loves by carrying off the dangerous stunt of climbing up a tall building. The classic comedies, most of them silent, of the 1920s are still treasured by movie fans. The opening lyrics ("In the morning/ In the evening/ Ain't we got fun") imply a carefree spontaneity that stands in stark contrast to the tightly-controlled quality of the lovers' reunion. He protests he's "all out of practice". Available online at "The rich get richer" could imply that Gatsby is getting richer in emotions now that he has been reunited with Daisy. Be part of the HiNative community while on the go! Some shows, like The Happiness Boys and Amos and Andy, focused exclusively on comedy. But in the 1970s, Major League Baseball (the organization that oversees baseball in the United States) made a serious attempt to collect the records of black baseball players from this period. New York: HarperResource, 2001. Other leading producers included the four Warner Brothers and Cecil B. DeMille (1881–1959). (October 16, 2020). Professional tennis player, golfer, coach, singer New York: Hill and Wang, 1995. Ain’t is recorded in the early 1700s, with amn’t found a century before. Ruth's spectacular feats meant equally impressive ticket sales for the Yankees as fans flocked to see the Babe in action. does this sound natural? Tunney won the match and became the new heavyweight champion, but he was never as popular with the public as Dempsey had been. Available online at Accessed on June 17, 2005. Ain't we got fun. They flocked to see Al Jolson (1886–1950) in the first "talkie" (movie with sound). In the twenty games he played as a college star, Grange averaged 182 yards per game. "Ain't We Got Fun?! Much interest was spurred by the achievements of the great athletes who seemed to emerge in every imaginable sport, especially baseball, football, boxing, golf, and tennis.