Happy Birthday, WG!
Today in 1848 at Downend, near Bristol, William Gilbert - WG - Grace was born. He was an English amateur cricketer who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest players of all time. He played first-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons, from 1865 to 1908, during which he captained England, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, the Gentlemen, MCC, the United South of England Eleven and several other teams.
Oh, and he was the Face of God in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.