Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: Y


Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Tsutomu Yamaguchi is no longer with us
Born 16 March 1916  (Nagasaki, Japan)

Died 4 January 2010  (Nagasaki, Japan)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Man who, remarkably, survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic explosions in 1945. Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time..
[Picture of Tsutomu Yamaguchi]


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


Yar'Adua, Umaru Umaru Yar'Adua is no longer with us
Born 16 August 1951  (Katsina, Nigeria)

Died 5 May 2010  (Aso Rock, Abuja, Nigeria)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
President of Nigeria from 2007 till his death in 2010.
[Picture of Umaru Yar'Adua]


Yauch, Adam (Died in 2012)
Born 5 August 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rap artist, better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys.
[Picture of Adam Yauch]


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]


Yevkurov, Yunus-Bek
Born 23 July 1963  (Prigorodny District, Republic of North Ossetia-Ala)
Current president of the Russian republic of Ingushetia.
[Picture of Yunus-Bek Yevkurov]


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


Yonath, Ada
Born 22 June 1939  (Jerusalem, Israel)
First female Israeli to win the Nobel Prize, in 2009.
[Picture of Ada Yonath]


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


Youzhi, Jin
Born 17 August 1918  (Shichahai, Beijing, PR of 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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