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Friday, June 26, 2020

Famous Left Handers throughout History you might be surprised

Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton & Senator John McCain

Welcome to the list of famous Left Handers. This is a chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the everyday issues that lefties face as we live in a world designed for right-handers.

Famous Left-Handed People

United States Presidents

James A. Garfield (20th) Harry S. Truman (33rd) Gerald Ford (38th) Ronald Reagan (40th) (*naturally left-handed but he switched before adulthood) George H.W. Bush (41st) Bill Clinton (42nd) Barack Obama (44th)

Other politicians

Henry Wallace (VP under F.D. Roosevelt
Nelson Rockefeller (Vice President under Gerald Ford)
John McCain (Senator) Bob Dole (Senator)
(*by necessity; his right arm was paralyzed in World War II)

Historic Figures

Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek King
Charlemagne (Holy Roman emperor)
Julius Caesar (Roman general)
Joan of Arc (?) (French heroine)
Napoléon Bonaparte (?) (French emperor)


King Louis XVI of France, Queen Victoria of England
King George II of England King George VI of England
Prince Charles of England Prince William of England 


Jimi Hendrix (played re-strung right-handed guitars 
upside down from age 12)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (composer)
Niccolò Paganini (violinist)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Paul Simon (although he plays guitar right-handed)
50 Cent (rapper)
Eminem (rapper)

Science & Techology

Issac Newton (physicist, mathematician, 
astronomer, natural philosopher)
Marie Curie (physicist)
Linus Pauling (biochemist)
Benjamin Franklin (scientist, inventor, statesman, publisher)


M.C. Escher
Michelangelo (*ambidextrous)
Leonardo da Vinci


H.G. Wells, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll

Actors & Comedians

Ben Stiller, Nicole Kidman
Lisa Kudrow, Dan Aykroyd 
Tim Allen, Matthew Broderick 
Carol Burnett, Charlie Chaplin
Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon
Robert DeNiro, Richard Dreyfuss
Sarah Jessica Parker, Peter Fonda
Whoopie Goldberg, Goldie Hawn
Oprah Winfrey
Jim Henson (and Kermit the Frog)
Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton
Michael Landon, Howie Mandel
Jay Leno, Jon Stewart
Matt Groening (and Bart Simpson)
Luke Perry, Richard Pryor
Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts
Jerry Seinfeld, Christian Slater
Emma Thompson, Dick Van Dyke
Bruce Willis, Drew Carey
Tina Fey, Steve Harvey


Oscar de la Hoya (boxing)
Reggie Johnson (boxing)
Freddie Miller (boxing)
Romario (soccer)
Hugo Sanchez (soccer)
Norman "Boomer" Esiason (American football)
Jim Del Gaizon (American football)
Deion Sanders (baseball/American football)
Larry Bird (basketball)
Guy Rodgers (basketball)
John McEnroe (tennis)
Renee Richards (tennis)
Terry Labonte (NASCAR)
Paul Gibson (baseball pitcher)
Randy Johnson (baseball pitcher)
Barry Bonds (baseball)
Ty Cobb (baseball)
Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball)
Reggie Jackson (baseball)
David Justice (baseball)
Kenny Lofton (baseball)
Paul O'Neil (baseball)
Rafael Palmeiro (baseball)
Babe Ruth (baseball)
Darryl Strawberry (baseball)
Lou Whitaker (baseball)
Ted Williams (baseball)

Business People

Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Ross Perot (Electronic Data Systems) 
(also US presidential candidate 1992/96)
Steve Forbes (Forbes Inc.)
David Rockefeller (banker)
Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company)
Tommy Hilfiger (fashion designer)


Edwin Buzz Aldrin (astronaut)
Helen Keller (advocate for the blind)
Richard Simmons (exercise guru)
Fidel Castro (Cuban leader)

Walker Report Editor & former Judge Steve Walker (Left-Handed) Approximately 10 % of population is left-handed, & statisic-wise, Lefties score 3 to 5 percent higher on IQ tests than Righties

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