Celebrating Famous Lefties on International Left-Handers’ Day
Saturday, August 13 is International Left-Handers’ Day, a day when the seven to ten percent of people who are left-handed are celebrated.
Many famous leaders of yesteryear were left-handed as well. Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great, and Benjamin Franklin all favored their left hands. Kings George the II, IV, VI, VII, and VIII of England were all lefties too.
Some of the most notorious criminals in history have been left-handed as well, like the Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger.
Many famous baseball heroes were left-handed. Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, and Sandy Koufax all dominated the game and were lefties.
There are many celebrities today that have the distinction of being left-handed, like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, and Demi Moore.
Also, the late Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix – considered two of the most influential rock music artists to have ever lived – both were left-handed.
If you’re a lefty celebrating International Left-Handers’ Day today, it’s safe to say you’re in good company.
Here is a list of more famous left handers.
George H.W. Bush , Bill Clinton , Gerald Ford , Benjamin Franklin , James A. Garfield , Herbert Hoover , Thomas ,Jefferson , John Kerry , H. Ross Perot , Ronald Reagan, Nelson D. Rockefeller , Harry ,S. Truman , Julius Caesar , F.W. de Klerk , Benjamin Netanyahu , Tiberius , Napoleon ,Bonaparte , Artists, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo , Raphael , Pablo Picasso , Rembrandt
Douglas Adams , Hans Christian Andersen , Dave Barry , Leo ,Tolstoy , Mark Twain , H.G. Wells
Musicians and Composers
Eminem , AJ ,McLean, Kevin Richardson, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Bowie , Kurt Cobain , Natalie Cole , Phil Collins, Billy Ray Cyrus, 50 Cent , Art Garfunkel, Judy Garland , Bob Geldof , Jimi Hendrix, Faith Hill , Paul McCartney, George Michael, Wolfgang ,Amadeus Mozart , Robert Plant , Lou Rawls , Seal , Paul Simon, Ringo Starr
Jason Alexander , Tim Allen , Amitabh Bachchan, Albert Brooks , Pierce ,Brosnan , George Burns, Drew Carey , Charlie Chaplin , Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Richard Dreyfuss , Greta Garbo , Whoopi Goldberg , Rex Harrison , Goldie ,Hawn , Benny Hill , Angelina Jolie , Nicole Kidman , Lisa Kudrow , Shirley ,MacLaine , Steve McQueen , Anthony Perkins , Richard Pryor, Keanu Reeves , Julia ,Roberts , Jerry Seinfeld, Christian Slater , Jon Stewart , Ben Stiller , Emma Thompson , Dick Van ****, Bruce Willis , Oprah Winfrey
Barry Bonds , Wade ,Boggs , Lou Brock , Lou Gehrig , Ken Griffey, Jr. , Reggie Jackson , Dave Martinez , Don Mattingly , Paul O’Neill , Dan Pasqua , Babe Ruth , Deion Sanders , Pitchers, Whitey Ford , Paul Gibson , Tom Glavine , Steve Howe , Randy Johnson , Eric Milton , Andy Pettitte , Billy Pierce , Fernando Valenzuela , Frank Viola , Basketball, Kenny Anderson , Larry Bird , Billy Cunningham , Gail ,Goodrich , Adrian Griffin , Toni Kukoc , Raef LaFrentz , Bob Lanier , David Bacchus
Marvin Hagler , Oscar de la Hoya , Reggie Johnson , Mike Tyson, Motor sport, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jenson Button , Johnny Herbert , Terry Labonte , Tennis, Jimmy Connors , Guy Forget , Goran Ivanisevic , Rod Laver , Henri Leconte , John McEnroe , Thomas Muster , Martina Navratilova , Jarkko Nieminen , Monica ,Seles , Guillermo Vila