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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 1 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
87
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 2 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
49
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962

 3 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
152
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
35
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 5 Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney
37
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
31
Famous As: Comic Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25, 1977

 7 Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona
62
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: October 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina
Died: November 25, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
39
Famous As: Media proprietor
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
20
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970

 10 Demi Moore

Demi Moore
14
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 11 Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson
18
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 Phil Collins

Phil Collins
33
Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
19
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 Prince William

Prince William
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: The Duke of Cambridge
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

 15 Tim Allen

Tim Allen
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
18
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 33rd President of the United States
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26, 1972
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 Aidan Gallagher

Aidan Gallagher
22
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 20 H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells
8
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: August 13, 1946

 21 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008

 22 Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu
33
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 James Anderson

James Anderson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 24 Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier
0
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcueil, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 25 Cole Porter

Cole Porter
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964

 26 Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unity Village, Guyana

 27 Vida Blue

Vida Blue
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Louisiana, United States

 28 János Áder

János Áder
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Hungary
Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Csorna

 29 Joe Nuxhall

Joe Nuxhall
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: July 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 15, 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 30 Mirai Yamamoto

Mirai Yamamoto
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 31 Angus King

Angus King
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unknown
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)