The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain - 1905
.....And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet's wings...... W.B. Yeats
Buddy Holly & The Crickets. The first true legendary band in rock history, in my opinion. Tragically taken away from us far too early. Holly and his band inspired so many of the next generation of rock legends including The Beatles, who named their own band in honor of the Crickets.