The Microsoft co-founder single-handedly revolutionized the American search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a time when no public institutions wanted to touch it.
The vessel took part in the first ever carrier-on-carrier battle.
After the 1980 FA Cup final, the professional foul was defined in the Laws of the Game. That was down to a grizzled Arsenal centre-back, and perhaps the most cynical tackle of all time.
Allen, who co-founded Microsoft and owns the NFL Seattle Seahawks and NBA Portland Trail Blazers, donated five months ago to research into coral reef conservation.