Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: Y


Born 3 December 1946  (Shahrud, Semnan, Iran)
Iranian rock musician whose career was undermined by the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
[Picture of Kourosh YAGHMAEI]


Yakubova, Muhiba
Born 22 January 1937  (Bukhara, Uzbek SSR; Soviet Union)
Tajik biologist researching photosynthesis
[Picture of Muhiba Yakubova]


Yamada, Yoji
Born 13 September 1931  (Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan)
Japanese film director, best known for his 'Otoko wa Tsurai yo' film series.
[Picture of Yoji Yamada]


Yamashita, Yosuke
Born 26 February 1942  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese jazz pianist & composer.
[Picture of Yosuke Yamashita]


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


Yankovic, Weird Al
Born 23 October 1959  (Downety, California, USA)
Spoofing artist and funny guy.
[Picture of Weird Al Yankovic]


Yannacone, Victor
Date and place of birth unknown
American environmental attorney that fought for Vietnam veterans against the effects of Agent Orange.
[Picture of Victor Yannacone]


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


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]


Yasargil, Gazi
Born 6 July 1925  (Lice, Diyarbakır Province, Turkey)
Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon who developed devices to treat epilepsy and brain tumours.
[Picture of Gazi Yasargil]


Yates, Andy
Date and place of birth unknown
Musician and member of folk group The Longest Johns.
[Picture of Andy Yates]


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]


Yerxa, Ron
Born 18 May 1947  (United States)
American Film Producer, e.g. Little Miss Sunshine and Nebraska
[Picture of Ron Yerxa]


Ying-jeou, Ma
Born 13 July 1950  (Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong)
Powerful Taiwanese politician in various roles
[Picture of Ma Ying-jeou]


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


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]


Yoon, Suk Yeol
Born 18 December 1960  (Seoul, South Korea)
Current president of South Korea
[Picture of Suk Yeol Yoon]


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]


Yosef, Yitzhak
Born 16 January 1952  (Jerusalem, Israel)
The sephardic chief rabbi of Israel
[Picture of Yitzhak Yosef]


Young, (singer) Neil
Born 12 November 1945  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Legendary singer-songwriter (“Southern Man”, “Rockin’ in the Free World”), 1/4th of CSNY, still recording music in his mid-70s.
[Picture of (singer) Neil Young]


Young, Andrew
Born 12 March 1932  (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Civil rights activist, once a friend and ally of Martin Luther King Jr, before moving into politics. Former US Representative for Georgia (1973-77), US Ambassador to the UN (1977-79), and Mayor of Atlanta (1982-90)
[Picture of Andrew Young]


Young, Avalon
Born 16 July 1994  (San Diego, California, USA)
American Idol contestant.
[Picture of Avalon Young]


Young, Jesse Colin
Born 22 November 1941  (Queens, New York, USA)
Founding member of The youngbloods. Later solo. In 2012 diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease.
[Picture of Jesse Colin 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 (actor), Paul
Born 3 July 1944  ( Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish TV and radio actor who was in the cast of Still Game for 17 years
[Picture of Paul Young (actor)]


Young-ok, Kim
Born 5 December 1937  (Incheon, South Korea)
South Korean actress.
[Picture of Kim Young-ok]


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


Yulin, Harris
Born 5 November 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Prolific movie and TV actor who has been in everything, Buffy, X-files, Star Trek, Veep, Frasier, etc…
[Picture of Harris Yulin]


Yunos, Jamal
Born 4 August 1970  (Sungai Leman, Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia)
Malaysian politician suffering from lung cancer.
[Picture of Jamal Yunos]

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