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.
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Phil Collins
(Drummer & Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Genesis')
Phil Collins
64
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

 2 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
 3 
Aidan Gallagher
72
Birthdate: September 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Aidan Gallagher is a popular upcoming actor who started acting when he was just ten years old, appearing in an episode of the TV show Modern Family. He is also a singer. Besides his work in the entertainment industry, he is an environmentalist who follows a vegan lifestyle. He was named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America in 2018.

 4 
James Anderson
(English International Cricketer and One of the Greatest Swing Bowlers in the History of Cricket)
James Anderson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 5 
Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister)
Benjamin Netanyahu
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

The current Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel. Before becoming a politician, Netanyahu had a prolific military career; he played important roles in the Yom Kippur War and the War of Attrition and participated in missions, such as Operation Isotope and Operation Gift.

 6 
Jean Paul Gaultier
(French Fashion Designer Known for His Unconventional Designs with Motifs)
Jean Paul Gaultier
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bagneux, France

Known as the enfant terrible of the fashion world, Jean Paul Gaultier wasn’t formally trained in fashion but managed to redefine fashion with his peculiar range of clothes and perfume. He designed Madonna’s cone bra in the 1990s and used material such as corsets and tin cans in his collections.

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 7 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)
Cole Porter
36
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964
Singer-songwriter Cole Porter is best known for his work in the Tony-winning musical, Kiss Me, Kate and for his hit tracks Night and Day, Got You Under My Skin, and You're the Top. He also composed for movies. His marriage to Linda Lee Thomas was a cover for his homosexuality.
 8 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(Guyanese Cricket Coach and Former Captain of the West Indies Cricket Team)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unity Village, Guyana
 9 
Vida Blue
(Baseball player)
Vida Blue
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Louisiana, United States
 10 
János Áder
(President of Hungary)
János Áder
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Csorna

Hungarian president János Áder was born in the small town Csorna and is a qualified lawyer. His first step into politics was as a law expert of the liberal-democratic party Fidesz. He has previously been the Speaker of the National Assembly. The father of four is married to a judge.

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Joe Nuxhall
(Baseball Player)
Joe Nuxhall
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 15, 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Mirai Yamamoto
(Actress)
Mirai Yamamoto
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Apart of being the daughter of legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Mirai Yamamoto is also a popular actor in her own right. She is known for her roles such as those of Queen Kisara in the series Ultraman Ginga S and Yuki Ohsato in the film Who Am I?

 13 
Angus King
(Actor)
Angus King
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)