Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: Y


Yachty, Lil
Born 23 August 1997  (Mableton, Georgia, USA)
Emo-rap type with a more bubblegum aesthetic than many of his peers.
[Picture of Lil Yachty]


Yarosh, Danika
Born 1 October 1998  (Morristown, New Jersey, USA)
Young actress, starred in the "Heroes" reboot.
[Picture of Danika Yarosh]


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]


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]


Yeats, Ron
Born 15 November 1937  (Aberdeen, UK)
Former Liverpool captain, a key lieutenant for the Bill Shankly's all-conquering 1960s side.
[Picture of Ron Yeats]


Yentagma, (Bilayanga)
Date and place of birth unknown
Ruler of the Gurma Mossi state of Bilayanga.
[Picture of (Bilayanga) Yentagma]


YG, (rapper)
Born 9 March 1990  (Compton, California, USA)
Rapper, broke through with the 2010 banger "Toot It and Boot It", one of the few hit hip-hop singles based around a sample from an album track by 1960s sunshine poppers The Association.
[Picture of (rapper) YG]


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]


Yorke, Thom
Born 7 October 1968  (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England)
Lead singer of Radiohead and political activist.
[Picture of Thom Yorke]


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, 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, La Monte
Born 14 October 1935  (Bern, Idaho, USA)
American avant garde musician, one of the originators of drone music.
[Picture of La Monte Young]


Young, Melissa
Born 29 May 1967  (Nebraska, USA)
Miss Wisconsin in 2005 and a vocal Trump supporter.
[Picture of Melissa 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, Will
Born 20 January 1979  (Wokingham, Berkshire, England)
Singer, winner of Pop Idol in 2001. The one with the batty mouth, according to Ali G…
[Picture of Will Young]


Youngs, Tiffany
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Leicester Tigers captain Tom Youngs, suffering from terminal brain cancer.
[Picture of Tiffany Youngs]


Yousafzai, Malala
Born 12 July 1997  (Mingora, Pakistan)
Youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, an advocate for women's rights in Muslim countries.
[Picture of Malala Yousafzai]


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


Yun, Hsing
Born 19 August 1927  (Jiangsu, China)
Monk, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order and regarded as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Taiwanese Buddhism.
[Picture of Hsing Yun]

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