This is Babe Ruth. He was a professional baseball player for the Boston Red Socks. People loved him because he was a sensational player and had a true love for the game, and he let everyone know. Babe was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. His real name is George Herman Ruth Jr. His other nicknames included Bambino, the Home Run King and The Sultan of Swat.
This is Gene Tunney. He was a professional boxer. People loved him because he had the looks of a movie star, and was a great technical boxer who worked behind the jab, and slowly worked himself to victory. Which as well wasn't that popular in that day. Gene Tunney was born James Joseph Tunney to a working class Irish Catholic family in New York City. His father gave him a pair of boxing gloves for his tenth birthday in the hopes that he would learn to properly defend himself. At fifteen years of age, Tunney dropped out of school and got a job as an office boy at the Ocean Steamship Company.
Hero In Flight
This is Amelia Earhart. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia was loved by many because she proved to the world and, more important, to herself that 1928 had not been a fluke. Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. In December 1920, Earhart attended an air show in Long Beach, Calif. She took a short plane ride, and that 10-minute flight changed her life. Just six months after she began flying lessons, she purchased her first plane, a bright yellow, second-hand biplane that she named The Canary.
Famous Jazz Hero
This is Benny Carter. He was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. People loved him because of the hard work and dedication he put in to become who he was back then and he inspired so many people with his generous spirit. Carter was born as Bennett Carter on August 8, 1907, in New York City, the only son and the youngest of three children in his family. He grew up in one of the roughest Manhattan neighborhoods at that time, San Juan Hill, near what is now Lincoln Center. Carter was married five times, with three of the marriages ending in divorce.
Modern Day Hero
This is Gabby Douglas. She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team. People loved her because she was brave enough to move away from home to pursue her dreams of being in the Olympics and many people admired her because of her many great achievements while she was at the Olympics. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won gold medals for the U.S. in the team competitions at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Gabrielle Douglas was born on December 31, 1995, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She began formal gymnastics training at 6 years old and won a state championship by the time she was 8. She moved away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, and was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.