Left Handers Day

Left Handers Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated on August 13th every year and is used to celebrate left handed people. It’s the perfect day to celebrate if you yourself happen to be left handed, or you know someone who is. It is also a day in which to raise awareness about the unique challenges that left handed face living in a right handed world. Some of the most famous left handed people in current history include Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Bill Gates.

History of Left Handers Day

Left Handers Day was first created by publicist Dean R. Cambell in 1976. He created the day in order to draw public attention to the problems and needs of left-handed people. Left handed people have special problems living in a society dominated by right-handed people. The first time it was celebrated, it was celebrated on Friday the 13th in August of 1976. It’s been celebrated on the 13th ever since.

While this holiday is still celebrated to shine a light on the problems of left handed people, it is also used as a day to acknowledge left-hand people as the unique individuals they are. Some left-handers take the time to celebrate just how awesome being left handed really is.

Famous Left Handed People

U.S Presidents

  • James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
  • Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
  • Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
  • John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • Gerald Ford (1913-2006)
  • Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
  • George H.W. Bush (1924-)
  • Bill Clinton (1946- )
  • Barack Obama (1961- )


  • Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)
  • Robert De Niro (1943-)
  • Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
  • Bob Dylan (1941-)
  • Judy Garland (1922-1969)
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • Cary Grant (1904-1986)

Celebrating Left Handed Day

Left Handed Day can be celebrated by showing that special left handed person in your life some love and attention. And if it’s you who happens to be left handed, then you can spend the day doing just about anything you want. After all, we all know rules only apply to right-handed people, don’t we?

You can also celebrated this holiday by posting on social media pictures of your struggle as a left handed person and quotes from left-handed people. Be sure that when you post, you use the hashtag: #lefthandersday.

Where is Left Handers Day celebrated?

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