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.
Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

German,American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

American

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

British

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

01 June 1926

American

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
(Actor)

17 August 1943

American

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Founder of Facebook)

14 May 1984

American

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

15 April 1452

Italian

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
(Singer)

10 June 1922

American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

British

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

American

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

07 November 1867

Polish

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

British

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

American

Demi MooreDemi Moore
(American actress)

11 November 1962

American

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

German

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

British

Joan of ArcJoan of Arc
(Heroine of France)

1412 AD

French

Tim AllenTim Allen
(Actor, Comedian)

13 June 1953

American

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

British

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

27 June 1880

American

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

American

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
(American engineer)

20 January 1930

American

Cary GrantCary Grant
(American-British actor)

18 January 1904

British,American

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

Italian

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

08 May 1884

American

Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
(Actor)

21 March 1962

American

Henry FordHenry Ford
(Businessman)

30 July 1863

American

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
(Actress)

17 December 1975

American

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
(Argentine footballer)

30 October 1960

Argentinian

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

01 January 1895

American

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

10 August 1874

American

Tina FeyTina Fey
(American actress)

18 May 1970

American

Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd

01 July 1952

American

John McEnroeJohn McEnroe
(Former US Tennis Star)

16 February 1959

American

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
(Actress)

26 April 1933

American

Barry GibbBarry Gibb
(Musician)

01 September 1946

American

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Israeli

Fred AstaireFred Astaire
(Dancer)

10 May 1899

American

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(Writer)

21 September 1866

British

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
(Singer)

22 April 1936

American

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
(Cartoonist, Animator)

15 February 1954

American

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
(Film actress)

18 September 1905

Swedish,American

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
(Former Tennis Champion)

18 October 1956

American

Jimmy ConnorsJimmy Connors
(Tennis Player)

02 September 1952

American

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

17 June 1898

Dutch

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

American

Paul KleePaul Klee
(Painter)

18 December 1879

Swiss,German

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French)

15 August 1769

French

Prince WilliamPrince William
(The Duke of Cambridge)

21 June 1982

British

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

23 June 1763

French

Aidan GallagherAidan Gallagher
(Actor)

18 September 2003

American

János ÁderJános Áder
(President of Hungary)

09 May 1959

Hungarian

Charles Robert Redford Jr.Charles Robert Redford Jr.
(Actor)

18 August 1936

American

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

20 August 1942

American

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

29 May 1917

American

Jean Paul GaultierJean Paul Gaultier

24 April 1952

French

Larry Joe BirdLarry Joe Bird

07 December 1956

American