Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: 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]


Yarrow, Peter
Born 31 May 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
The Peter in Peter, Paul, and Mary, and co-writer of their hit 'Puff, the Magic Dragon'. Had a not-so-magic moment in 1970 when he was arrested for taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl.
[Picture of Peter Yarrow]


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]


Yates, Andrea
Born 2 July 1964  (Hallsville, Texas, USA)
Woman who confessed to drowning her five children in the bathtub in 2001 but found not guilty by reasons of insanity. Suffering from postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis and sent to a mental-health facility in Vernon, Texas in 2007. Stated in prison, not to have been a good mother. Audacious thesis in that situation.
[Picture of Andrea Yates]


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]


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


Yong-Ju, Kim
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly the late Kim Il-Sung's initial choice as dear leader before being passed over in favour of his nephew, Kim Jong-Il.
[Picture of Kim Yong-Ju]


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, Angus
Born 31 May 1955  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish-born lead guitarist for Australian rock giants AC/DC. He's the one that prances about in the school uniform...
[Picture of Angus 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, James R. James R. Young is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 15 February 2014  (Omaha. Nebraska, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Current President of the Union Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad network in the USA. Born c.1952.
[Picture of James R. 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, Mae Mae Young is no longer with us
Born 12 March 1923  (Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 14 January 2014  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Wrestler, a veteran female performer who still makes WWE appearances.
[Picture of Mae Young]


Young-Sam, Kim
Born 20 December 1927  (Geoje, South Gyeongsang, Korea)
President of South Korea from 1993-98.
[Picture of Kim Young-Sam]


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]


Yuna, (singer)
Born 14 November 1986  (Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia)
Alternative acoustic folk pop singer-songwriter, born Yunalis Mat Zar'ai.
[Picture of (singer) Yuna]


Yun-Fat, Chow
Born 18 May 1955  (Lamma Island, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong action star known for his collaborations with John Woo. Has branched out into United States films, albeit with less success than in his homeland. Skinnier than his name implies.
[Picture of Chow Yun-Fat]


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

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