Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: Y


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


Yarbrough, Glenn Glenn Yarbrough is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1930  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 11 August 2016  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Yarrow, Arnold
Born 17 April 1920  (London, England)
British actor and screenwriter ('Doctor Who', Softly, Softly').
[Picture of Arnold 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]


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


Yasokichi, Konishiki
Born 31 December 1963  (Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA)
Hawaiian-born Sumo wrestler nicknamed "The Dump Truck".
[Picture of Konishiki Yasokichi]


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]


Yeaman, Andrew
Date and place of birth unknown
Elderly child molestor, dubbed 'Granddad Theft Auto'. Born 1941.
[Picture of Andrew Yeaman]


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 Alan Young is no longer with us
Born 19 November 1919  (North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)

Died 19 May 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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, 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 Jimmy Young is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1923  (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England)

Died 7 November 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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, 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]


Youyou, Tu
Born 30 December 1930  (Ningbo, China)
Nobel Prize-winning Chinese chemist and educator.
[Picture of Tu Youyou]


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

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