Drop Forty has been featured on the Derby Dead Pool since 2011 with each year having the 40 most popular picks. The oldest one on the first two years would be Brazil's Oscar Niemeyer, in 2013 would be Japan's Jiroemon Kimura after becoming oldest man ever. In 2014 would be Eli Wallach if Misao Okawa does not make it, but Misao Okawa was chosen by 26 teams.
Additionally, this was the third consecutive year that the Drop Forty didn't include any supercentenarians. March 3 and 4, 2016 was the best day for Drop Forty hits since May 20, 2012 (when Robin Gibb and Abdelbaset Al Megrahi) passed away.
2015 will be the first year of the Drop Forty since 2009 that The Man In Black will not host the DDP as he is having a farewell of hosting after 2014. Most DDP players making their DDP 2015 teams predicted Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kirk Douglas, Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali and Billy Graham for the top 10. Much of the DDP players wanted to choose Zsa Zsa Gabor at the top of the drop forty since Mandela and Thatcher died in 2013.
2014 will have a drop forty and the Theme Team League. Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair won't make it next year because they are not good DDP picks.
Penny Marshall, Aretha Franklin and Misao Okawa, all from Grim Reaper in different seasons will be off the drop forty.
Most competitors accept that Zsa Zsa will be number one pick.
So many new entries!
The ill people on the list are going to be trained for dancing by Misao Okawa.
I wanted Bush to be my number one pick, but did not work. Zsa Zsa Gabor was number one instead.
Hosni Mubarak goes down half.
Billy Graham moves up his great 9 places.
Wilko Johnson is also confirmed for next year's DDP. Too sad that he also has cancer.
For 2014, I have confirmed that George H. W. Bush will beat Zsa Zsa Gabor for the most popular pick if Vera Lynn does not beat the all-star season 5 finalists Olivia de Havilland and Jiroemon Kimura (this was late 2012, voting that winner has 35th, runner-up has =22nd and third has 33rd).
This was too sad that I did not sign up because I need 100 articles about the DDP picks.
My replacement for Biggs will be Valerie Harper, who is battling cancer and was on DWTS.
This year Paul Gascoigne re-entered the drop forty. Last year not enough teams picked him.
Vera Lynn goes up 8 places from last year. She has the same position as in 2012.
Bye Bye Bye Misao Okawa (I put there because they realized that Vera Lynn was not in the drop forty, and then they revealed.)
|1st||3rd||Zsa Zsa Gabor||United States|
Born in Hungary
|2nd||11th||Rev Billy Graham||United States|
|3rd||New Entry||Valerie Harper||United States|
|=4th||9th||Kirk Douglas||United States|
|=4th||New Entry||Wilko Johnson||United Kingdom|
|6th||=6th||Prince Philip||United Kingdom|
Born in Greece
|9th||4th||George H. W. Bush||United States|
|10th||New Entry||Michael Schumacher||Germany|
|11th||10th||Muhammad Ali||United States|
|12th||New Entry||Sam Simon||United States|
|13th||=31st||General Wojciech Jaruzelski||Poland|
|14th||17th||Nancy Reagan||United States|
|16th||=22nd||Olivia de Havilland||France|
Born in Japan, lived USA
|17th||=18th||Eli Wallach||United States|
|=18th||New Entry||Rev Ian Paisley||United Kingdom|
|=18th||=28th||Mickey Rooney||United States|
|20th||New Entry||Katherine Crowe||United Kingdom|
|21st||New Entry||Joost van der Westhuizen||South Africa|
|=22nd||=24th||Ian Brady||United Kingdom|
|=22rd||New Entry||Kate Granger||United Kingdom|
|24th||New Entry||Liz Dawn||United Kingdom|
|25th||33rd||Vera Lynn||United Kingdom|
|26th||Re-Entry||Paul Gascoigne||United Kingdom|
|=28th||=26th||Richard Attenborough||United Kingdom|
|=28th||=22nd||Stephen Hawking||United Kingdom|
|=31st||=31st||Bruce Forsyth||United Kingdom|
|=31st||=28th||Denis Healey||United Kingdom|
|=33rd||New Entry||Sally Farmiloe||South Africa|
|=33rd||37th||Christopher Lee||United Kingdom|
|=35th||New Entry||Casey Kasem||United States|
|=35th||New Entry||Ian Watkins||United Kingdom|
|=35th||New Entry||Helen Fawkes||United Kingdom|
|=38th||New Entry||Dora Bryan||United Kingdom|
|=38th||New Entry||Stuart Hall||United Kingdom|
|=38th||New Entry||Sandy Jardine||United Kingdom|
As Margaret Thatcher is losing her top spot, Nelson Mandela replaces her. Zsa Zsa Gabor drops a place down.
2013 saw the biggest hit: Margaret Thatcher from her death until the death of Nelson Mandela.
So because of Nelson Mandela's death, there is a chance that Zsa Zsa Gabor, George H. W. Bush, Prince Philip or Fidel Castro take the top spot for 2014.
Aretha Franklin continues her downfall from the list, from 7th in 2011, =15th in 2012 and a shocking =38th this year.
Laila Ali's father moves up two places, as Nancy Reagan is going two places down. Mandela goes up seven to taking the #1 spot away from Thatcher.
Hugo Chavez moves up his great 23 places.
Denis Healey and Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth were not enough for last year's drop forty, but was enough for 2011, so they were marked ???.
Bush has the biggest climb not being in the drop forty last year to having this year. He drops in the drop forty next year.
New entries include: Grim Reaper all-star winner Jiroemon Kimura, Bonnie Franklin, George H. W. Bush, Van Cliburn, The Nolans singer Bernadette Nolan, Clive James, Michael Winner, Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and Henry Cecil.
By football confederation:
|AFC (Asia)||Bashar Al-Assad (Syria), Jiroemon Kimura (Japan)|
|CAF (Africa)||Nelson Mandela (South Africa)|
|CONCACAF (North America)||George H. W. Bush (USA), Fidel Castro (Cuba)|
|CONMEBOL (South America)||Hugo Chavez (Venezuela)|
|OFC (Oceania)||None of them qualified|
|UEFA (Europe)||Margaret Thatcher (UK), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hungary)|
|Dance||Best Dancer||Highest Score||Worst Dancer||Lowest Score|
Olivia de Havilland
|Foxtrot||Zsa Zsa Gabor||30||Lindsay Lohan|
Zsa Zsa Gabor
|Jive||Olivia de Havilland||28||Kirk Douglas||16|
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Olivia de Havilland
|1st||8th||Nelson Mandela||1918/07/18||South Africa|
|2nd||1st||Margaret Thatcher||1925/10/13||United Kingdom|
|3rd||2nd||Zsa Zsa Gabor||1917/02/06|| United States|
born in Hungary
|4th||New Entry||George H. W. Bush||1924/06/12||United States|
|=6th||4th||Ronnie Biggs||1929/08/08||United Kingdom|
|=6th||9th||Prince Philip||1921/06/10|| United Kingdom|
born in Greece
|9th||7th||Kirk Douglas||1916/12/09||United States|
|10th||12th||Muhammad Ali||1942/01/17||United States|
|11th||11th||Rev Billy Graham||1918/11/07||United States|
|12th||New Entry||Clive James||1939/10/07||Australia|
|13th||New Entry||Michael Winner||1935/10/30||United Kingdom|
|17th||=15th||Nancy Reagan||1921/07/06||United States|
|=18th||New Entry||Bernadette Nolan||1960/10/17|| United Kingdom|
born in Ireland
|=18th||=31st||Eli Wallach||1915/12/07||United States|
|20th||=31st||Lindsay Lohan||1986/07/02||United States|
|21st||New Entry||Henry Cecil||1943/01/11||United Kingdom|
|=22nd||=40th||Olivia de Havilland||1916/07/01|| France|
Born in Japan, lived in USA
|=22nd||=37th||Stephen Hawking||1942/01/08||United Kingdom|
|=24th||=34th||Ian Brady||1938/01/02||United Kingdom|
|=24th||New Entry||Bashar Al-Assad||1965/09/11||Syria|
|=26th||26th||Richard Attenborough||1923/08/29||United Kingdom|
|=26th||=40th||Anna Wing||1914/10/30||United Kingdom|
|=28th||=50th||Denis Healey||1917/08/30||United Kingdom|
|=28th||New Entry||Bonnie Franklin||1944/01/06||United States|
|=28th||=28th||Mickey Rooney||1920/09/23||United States|
|=31st||=43rd||Bruce Forsyth||1928/02/22||United Kingdom|
|=31st||New Entry||General Wojciech Jaruzelski||1923/07/06||Poland|
|33rd||25th||Vera Lynn||1917/03/20||United Kingdom|
|34th||=23rd||Jerry Lewis||1926/03/16||United States|
|35th||New Entry||Jiroemon Kimura||1897/04/19||Japan|
|36th||New Entry||Chuck Berry||1926/10/18||United States|
|37th||New Entry||Christopher Lee||1922/05/27||United Kingdom|
|=38th||=15th||Aretha Franklin||1942/03/25||United States|
|=38th||New Entry||Van Cliburn||1934/07/12||United States|
|=38th||30th||Penny Marshall||1943/10/15||United States|
List of people in the drop forty by year
- Blank - Died and cannot be picked anymore
- No - Person was in the drop forty, but was not in the top forty because of less picks
- Yes - Person is in the drop forty