Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: Y


Yamadayev, Sulim Sulim Yamadayev is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1973  (Gudermes, Chechen-Ingush ASSR, USSR)

Died 30 March 2009  (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Age at death: 35  (read death notice)
Chechen rebel commander who switched sides to Russia in 1999. Deeply unpopular with both sides as a result, which is probably why he was shot dead in 2009.
[Picture of Sulim Yamadayev]


Yang, Chen-Ning
Born 1 October 1922  (Hefei, Anhui, China)
Chinese born American physicist.
[Picture of Chen-Ning Yang]


Yar'Adua, Umaru (Died in 2010)
Born 16 August 1951  (Katsina, Nigeria)
Current President of Nigeria.
[Picture of Umaru Yar'Adua]


Yeager, Chuck
Born 13 February 1923  (Myra, West Virginia, USA)
World War II flying ace, who later became a test pilot for the US Air Force and is credited with being the first person to break the sound barrier.
[Picture of Chuck Yeager]


Yew, Lee Kuan
Born 16 September 1923  (Singapore)
Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959-90.
[Picture of Lee Kuan Yew]


Youd, Samuel (Died in 2012)
Born 16 April 1922  (Knowsley, Lancashire, England)
Writer, mainly of science-fiction.
[Picture of Samuel Youd]


Young, Jimmy
Born 21 September 1923  (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England)
Having been presenter of BBC Radio 2's lunchtime show for thirty years, he was acrimoniously sacked towards the end of 2002. Real name Leslie Ronald Young, he usually appears in the same sentence as the word "veteran", and was reportedly Margaret Thatcher's favourite broadcaster. Which probably makes him a marked man.
[Picture of Jimmy Young]


Young, Mae
Born 12 March 1923  (Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrestler, a veteran female perfomer who still makes WWE appearances.
[Picture of Mae Young]


Young, Neil
Born 12 November 1945  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Singer/songwriter, famous both as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and also in his own right. Survived a brain aneurysm in 2005, and is now back touring, his fifth decade of doing so.
[Picture of Neil Young]


Young, Vince
Born 18 May 1983  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Troubled American Football player, quarterback for the Tennessee Titans.
[Picture of Vince Young]


Youzhi, Jin
Born 17 August 1918  (Shichahai, Beijing, China)
Only surviving brother of the Last Emperor of China, and a member of the Qing Dynasty.
[Picture of Jin Youzhi]

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