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Read on for more information about the life and works of famous left-handed people.

Did you know that August 13 is the designated International Left-handers Day? Right-handed people might think that it’s cool being left-handed, but lefties know the real challenges of being different from what is the norm! With left-handers constituting just seven to ten percent of the world's population, they surely have a tough time in the predominantly right-handed world. But since lefties are perceived to be more creative, they are mostly able to face the challenges and carve a niche for themselves in their chosen career paths. It is hardly surprising that the left-handed Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci became the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Another genius of the contemporary times, Bill Gates, is also a leftie. Left-handers have made a mark for themselves in United States politics as well—several US presidents including George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are lefties. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous left-handed people.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

18 April 1955

Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

German,American

Pisces

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

02 May 1519

Vinci

Italian

Aries

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Syracuse

American

Cancer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

New York, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Marie CurieMarie Curie
(First woman to win a Nobel Prize)

07 November 1867

04 July 1934

Warsaw

Polish

Scorpio

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian,American

Virgo

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

New York City

American

Leo

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

British

Aries

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

British

Gemini

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

18 September 1970

Seattle, Washington, US

American

Sagittarius

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

26 March 1827

Bonn

German

Sagittarius

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Australian,American

Gemini

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko

American

Aquarius

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
(Actress)

26 April 1933

San Antonio

American

Taurus

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Italian

Pisces

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

American

Sagittarius

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong

05 August 1930

25 August 2012

Wapakoneta

American

Leo

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

Smyrna, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
(Singer)

10 June 1922

22 June 1969

Grand Rapids

American

Gemini

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

American

Cancer

Joan of ArcJoan of Arc
(Heroine of France)

1412 AD

30 May 1431

Domrémy-la-Pucelle

French

Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States)

08 May 1884

26 December 1972

Lamar

American

Taurus

Henry FordHenry Ford
(Businessman)

30 July 1863

07 April 1947

Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

American

Leo

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

Idar-Oberstein, Germany

American

Pisces

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Former Drummer for 'The Beatles')

07 July 1940

Liverpool

British

Cancer

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Tel Aviv

Israeli

Libra

Demi MooreDemi Moore

11 November 1962

Roswell, New Mexico

American

Scorpio

Tina FeyTina Fey

18 May 1970

Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Taurus

Cary GrantCary Grant

18 January 1904

29 November 1986

Horfield

British,American

Capricorn

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich

17 December 1975

Kiev

American

Sagittarius

Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
(Actor)

21 March 1962

Manhattan

American

Aries

Tim AllenTim Allen
(Actor, Comedian)

13 June 1953

Denver, Colorado, U.S

American

Gemini

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover
(31st U.S. President)

10 August 1874

20 October 1964

West Branch

American

Leo

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

British

Aries

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona

30 October 1960

Buenos Aires

Argentine

Scorpio

J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover
(First Director of FBI)

01 January 1895

02 May 1972

Washington, D.C.

American

Capricorn

Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd

01 July 1952

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

American

Cancer

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin

20 January 1930

Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Capricorn

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
(Artist)

17 June 1898

27 March 1972

Leeuwarden

Dutch

Gemini

Fred AstaireFred Astaire
(Dancer)

10 May 1899

22 June 1987

Omaha

American

Taurus

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
(Cartoonist, Animator)

15 February 1954

Portland

American

Aquarius

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
(Film actress)

18 September 1905

15 April 1990

Stockholm

Swedish,American

Virgo

Barry GibbBarry Gibb
(Musician)

01 September 1946

Douglas

American

Virgo

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

15 October 1964

Indiana

American

Gemini

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French)

15 August 1769

05 May 1821

Ajaccio

French

Leo

Paul KleePaul Klee
(Painter)

18 December 1879

29 June 1940

Münchenbuchsee

Swiss,German

Sagittarius

John McEnroeJohn McEnroe
(Former US Tennis Star)

16 February 1959

Wiesbaden, West Germany

American

Aquarius

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
(Former Tennis Champion)

18 October 1956

Prague, Czechoslovakia

American

Libra

Joséphine de BeauharnaisJoséphine de Beauharnais
(First Empress of the French)

23 June 1763

29 May 1814

Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique

French

Cancer

Jimmy ConnorsJimmy Connors
(Tennis Player)

02 September 1952

East St. Louis, Illinois

American

Virgo

János ÁderJános Áder
(President of Hungary)

09 May 1959

Csorna

Hungarian

Taurus

Charles Robert Redford Jr.Charles Robert Redford Jr.

18 August 1936

Santa Monica

American

Leo

NapoleonNapoleon

11 October 1977

Newark

American

Libra

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Jazz musician, Model, Drummer, Pianist, Bandleader)

30 January 1951

London

British

Aquarius

Robert RedfordRobert Redford
(Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist)

18 August 1936

Santa Monica, California, United States

American

Leo

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Actor, Musician, Songwriter, Television presenter)

22 April 1936

Branson

American

Taurus

George MichaelGeorge Michael
(Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer, Film director, Film producer)

25 June 1963

25 December 2016

East Finchley

British

Cancer

Robert PlantRobert Plant
(Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter)

20 August 1948

West Bromwich

British

Leo

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(Science fiction writer, Historian, Novelist, Journalist, Short story writer, Screenwriter, Sociologist, Writer, Idist)

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

London Borough of Bromley

British

Virgo

Larry BirdLarry Bird
(Basketball player, Basketball coach, Sports coach)

07 December 1956

West Baden Springs

American

Sagittarius

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
(Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film actor, Television actor, Pianist, Film score composer)

20 August 1942

10 August 2008

Covington

American

Leo

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Film actor, Pianist, Television actor, Writer)

06 February 1950

31 December 2015

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Jean Paul GaultierJean Paul Gaultier

24 April 1952

Arcueil

French

Taurus

Prince WilliamPrince William
(Royalty)

21 June 1982

British

Gemini

John Fitzgerald KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
(Politician, Military Officer, Author)

29 May 1917

22 November 1963

Brookline

American

Gemini

Larry Joe BirdLarry Joe Bird

07 December 1956

West Baden, Indiana

American

Sagittarius

Robert Anthony PlantRobert Anthony Plant

20 August 1948

West Bromwich

British

Leo

Philip David Charles CollinsPhilip David Charles Collins
(Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter)

30 January 1951

Hounslow

British

Aquarius

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