Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: Y


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


Yarbrough, Glenn
Born 12 January 1930  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Folk singer.
[Picture of Glenn Yarbrough]


Yarnold, Lizzy
Born 31 October 1988  (Sevenoaks, Kent, England)
British skeleton racer. Olympic champion in Sochi in 2014.
[Picture of Lizzy Yarnold]


Yarwood, Mike
Born 14 March 1941  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
British impressionist, famed for his impression of Harold Wilson, not been on TV in ages.
[Picture of Mike Yarwood]


Yashere, Gina
Born 6 April 1974  (London, England)
Quintessential gobby comedian.
[Picture of Gina Yashere]


Yates, Pauline Pauline Yates is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1929  (St. Helens, Lancashire, England)

Died 24 January 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Perrin in the classic 1970s sitcom 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'.
[Picture of Pauline Yates]


Yazov, Dmitry
Born 8 November 1924  (Omsk Oblast, Soviet Union)
Last Marshal of the Soviet Union until its breakup in 1991.
[Picture of Dmitry Yazov]


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 Lee Kuan Yew is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1923  (Singapore)

Died 23 March 2015  (Singapore)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959-90.
[Picture of Lee Kuan Yew]


Yin Leung, Chan
Date and place of birth unknown
Daughter of Hong Kong leader CY Yeung. Born 1991.
[Picture of Chan Yin Leung]


Yip, David
Born 4 June 1951  (Liverpool, England)
Actor, still best known as 'The Chinese Detective'.
[Picture of David Yip]


Yong-nam, Kim
Born 4 February 1928  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea. Some believe that he's the one that really runs the show in this most most rogue of rogue states...
[Picture of Kim Yong-nam]


York, Michael
Born 27 March 1942  (Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England)
Classy actor, star of 'Cabaret', 'Logan's Run' and the Austin Powers trilogy.
[Picture of Michael York]


Youguang, Zhou
Born 13 January 1906  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)
Chinese linguist. Father of Hanyu Pinyin, which isn't a person but a phonetic system to convert Mandarin characters into latin alphabet. Who says you can't learn on this site?
[Picture of Zhou Youguang]


Young, Alan
Born 19 November 1919  (North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)
Actor best known as the voice of Scrooge McDuck.
[Picture of Alan Young]


Young, Barbara
Born 9 February 1936  (Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England)
Actress. Played the gossipy Sandie Hargreaves in Channel 5's only soap opera 'Family Affairs'.
[Picture of Barbara Young]


Young, Burt
Born 30 April 1940  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actor which many will recognise as Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law Paulie in the 'Rocky' film series.
[Picture of Burt Young]


Young, David
Born 27 February 1932  (London, England)
Conservative politician who served in Margaret Thatcher's government. Now in the House of Lords as per usual…
[Picture of David Young]


Young, Jimmy
Born 21 September 1923  (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England)
Former poular singer and presenter of BBC Radio 2's lunchtime show for thirty years, before he was acrimoniously sacked towards the end of 2002. Real name Leslie Ronald Young.
[Picture of Jimmy Young]


Young, John
Born 24 September 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American astronaut, the ninth to walk on the Moon's surface, in 1972.
[Picture of John Young]


Young, Malcolm
Born 6 January 1953  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish-born Australian guitarist for rockers AC/DC
[Picture of Malcolm Young]


Young-Sam, Kim Kim Young-Sam is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1927  (Geoje, South Gyeongsang, Korea)

Died 22 November 2015  (Seoul, South Korea)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
President of South Korea from 1993-98.
[Picture of Kim Young-Sam]


Youzhi, Jin Jin Youzhi is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1918  (Shichahai, Beijing, China)

Died 10 April 2015  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Only surviving brother of the Last Emperor of China, and a member of the Qing Dynasty.
[Picture of Jin Youzhi]


Yxemerry, Ambroise
Born 28 September 1917  (Paris, France)
French-Polynesian journalist and author.
[Picture of Ambroise Yxemerry]

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