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Famous Left Handers

Famous Left Handers

Rulers/politicians


Tiberius
Alexander the Great
Charlemagne
Julius Caesar
Napoleon Bonaparte
King Louis XVI
Queen Victoria of England
George II of Great Britain
King George VI, of England
Prince Charles, of England
Prince William of Wales
Fidel Castro
Benjamin Netanyahu former Israeli Prime Minister
Tojo Hideki Japanese war-time prime minster and war criminal.


U.S. Presidents

James A. Garfield
Herbert Hoover
Harry S. Truman
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan (converted to right-handedness in childhood)
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton


U.S. Politicians

Senator Bill Bradley, Rhodes scholar, basketball star
Barney Frank
Benjamin Franklin
Ross Perot
Nelson Rockefeller
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Criminals
Osama bin Laden
John Dillinger, bank robber
Boston Strangler (Albert Henry DiSalvo), serial killer
Jack-the-Ripper (?), serial killer


Artists

Pablo Picasso
Michelangelo
Raphael
Leonardo da Vinci


Musicians

Eminem, rapper
Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, composer
David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Glen Campbell
Vicki Carr
Natalie Cole
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Dick Dale (guitarist)
Don Everly (The Everly Brothers)
Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers)
Bela Fleck, jazz musician
Glenn Frey (the Eagles)
Eric Gale, guitarist
Noel Gallagher (Oasis) (?)
Errol Garner, jazz pianist
Judy Garland
Crystal Gayle
Kevin Griffin, guitarist & lead singer (Better than Ezra)
Thomas Hedley, vocalist/musician
Jimi Hendrix, guitar player, singer
Isaac Hayes
Tony Iommi, guitarist (Black Sabbath)
Albert King, guitarist
Mark Knopfler, guitarist (Dire Straits, Notting Hillbillies)
Melissa Manchester
Chuck Mangione, trumpet
Martina McBride (?), country music singer
Paul McCartney (the Beatles; Wings)
Christie Marie Melonson (opera)
George Michael (Wham!)
Peter Nero, conductor
Joe Perry (?) (Aerosmith)
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Cole Porter, song-writer
Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
Maurice Ravel (?), composer
Lou Rawls
John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols / Public Image Ltd.)
Seal
Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)
Ringo Starr (?) (The Beatles)
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
Rich Szabo, trumpeter
Tiny Tim
Rudy Vallee
Lenny White, drummer
Paul Williams (songwriter), song-writer


Actors

Don Adams
Dan Aykroyd
Eddie Albert
Tim Allen
June Allyson
Sacha Baron Cohen British comedian creator of Ali G
Harry Anderson
Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
Herschel Bernardi
Robert Blake
Matthew Broderick
Bruce Boxleitner
Carol Burnett
George Burns, comedian
Ruth Buzzi, comedienne
Sid Caesar, comedian
James Cameron
Keith Carradine
Jim Carrey
Khaled Chahrour, Egyptian actor
Charlie Chaplin
Victor Garber
George Gobel, comedian
Bruce Cockburn
Dorothy Collins, Canadian singer
Chuck Conners
Hans Conried
James Cromwell
Tom Cruise
Quinn Cummings
Daniel Davis
Bruce Davison
Matt Dillon
Celine Dion
Marty Engels, comedian
Olivia de Havilland
Robert DeNiro
Michael Dorn
Fran Drescher, comedian
Richard Dreyfuss
W.C. Fields
Larry Fine (?) (of the Three Stooges)
Peter Fonda
David Foster, Canadian musician
Greta Garbo
Teri Garr
Paul Michael Glaser
Whoopi Goldberg
Betty Grable
Cary Grant
Peter Graves
Bruce Greenwood
Mark Hamill
Rex Harrison
Goldie Hawn
Joey Heatherton
Tippi Hedren
Jim Henson, puppeteer of Kermit the Frog
Rock Hudson
Angelina Jolie
Shirley Jones (?)
Gabe Kaplan
Danny Kaye
Diane Keaton
George Kennedy
Nicole Kidman
Lisa Kudrow
Michael Landon
Hope Lange
Joey Lawrence
Peter Lawford
Chloris Leachman
Hal Linden
Cleavon Little
Shirley MacLaine
Andrew McCarthy
Kristy McNichol
Steve McQueen
Howie Mandel, comedian
Marcel Marceau, mime
Harpo Marx
Marsha Mason
Mary Stuart Masterson
Anne Meara, comedian
Sasha Mitchell
Marilyn Monroe
Rick Moranis
Robert Morse
Anthony Newley
Kim Novak
Ryan O'Neal
Sarah Jessica Parker
Estelle Parsons
Anthony Perkins
Ron Perlman
Luke Perry
Bronson Pinchot
Joe Piscopo, comedian
Robert Preston
Michael J. Pollard
Richard Pryor, comedian
Robert Redford
Keanu Reeves
Don Rickles, comedian
Julia Roberts
Mickey Rourke
Eva Marie Saint
Telly Savalas
Jean Seberg
Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
Christian Slater
Dick Smothers, comedian
Brent Spiner
Sylvester Stallone (?)
Terence Stamp
Jessica Steen
Rod Steiger
Jon Stewart
Alan Thicke
Terry Thomas, comedian
Emma Thompson
Rip Torn
Peter Ustinov
Brenda Vaccaro
Karen Valentine
Rudy Vallee
Dick Van Dyke
Graham Walker a.k.a. Grumbleweeds, English comedian
Wil Wheaton
James Whitmore
Treat Williams
Bruce Willis
William Windom
Oprah Winfrey
Mare Winningham
Joanne Woodward
Keenan Wynn

Milla Jovovich
Stephanie Zimbalist


Athletes

Jim Abbott (baseball) (left-handed by necessity; born without a right hand)
Jans van Breukelen (soccer)
Dan Burbott (?) (soccer)
Johan Cruyff (soccer)
Willem van Hanegem (soccer)
Hernan Medford (soccer)
Pelé -Edson Arantes do Nascimento (soccer)
Diego Armando Maradona (soccer)
Romario (soccer)
Hugo Sanchez (soccer)
Richard Witschge (soccer)
Allan Border (cricket)
Alistair Campbell (cricket)
Denis Compton (cricket)
Saurav Ganguly (cricket)
David Gower (cricket)
Brian Lara (cricket)
Gary Sobers (cricket)
Francis X. Gorman (diving)
Greg Louganis (diving)
Mark Spitz (swimming)
Bruce Jenner (decathlon)
Nikita Kohloff (wrestling)
Dorothy Hamill (skating)
Bonny Bryant (golf)
Bob Charles (golf)
Russ Cochran (golf)
Connie Decker (golf)
Cécile Argiolas (fencing)
Laura Flessel-Colovic (fencing)
Fabrice Gazin (fencing)
Matthieu Gourdain (fencing)
Fabrice Jeannet (fencing)
Giuseppe Mangiarotti (fencing)
Hugues Obry (fencing)
Anne-Lise Touya (fencing)
Adeline Wuilleme (fencing)
Tom Barrasso (hockey)
Phil Esposito (hockey)
Cam Neely (hockey)
Terry Sawchuk (hockey)
Roman Turek (hockey)
Bill Allen (bowling)
Patrick Allen (bowling)
Earl Anthony (bowling)
Mike Aulby (bowling)
Steve Cook (bowling)
Patty Costello (bowling)
Dave Davis (bowling)
Cara Honeychurch (bowling)
Tish Johnson (bowling)
Johnny Petraglia (bowling)
Andy Varipapa (bowling)
Steve Mizerak, Jr. (billiards)
Kun-Fang Lee (billiards)
Bonnie Arnold (billiards)
Reynaldo Grandee (billiards)
Erik Poul Hoejer (badminton)
Peter Rasmussen (badminton)
Donna Stacey (netball)
Carmen Basilio (boxing)
James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (boxing)
Marvin Hagler (boxing)
Oscar de la Hoya (boxing)
Reggie Johnson (boxing)
Rafael "Bazooka" Limon (boxing)
Freddie Miller (boxing)
Jacker Patterson (boxing)
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker (boxing)
Johnny Herbert (Formula 1 driver)
Terry Labonte (NASCAR race car driver)
Ayrton Senna (Formula 1 driver)
Karl Wendlinger (Formula 1 driver)
Valentino Rossi (motorcycle racer)
Frankie Albert (Am.football)
Terry Baker (Am.football)
Mark Brunell (Am.football)
Bobby Douglass (Am.football)
Norman "Boomer" Esiason (Am.football)
Jim Del Gaizon (Am.football)
David Humm (Am.football)
Paul McDonald (Am.football)
Scott Mitchell (Am.football)
Gale Sayers (Am.football)
Allie Sherman (Am.football, coach)
Kenny Stabler (Am.football)
Michael Vick (Am.football)
Steve Young (Am.football)
Jim Zorn (Am.football)
Nate Archibald (basketball)
Walter Berry (basketball)
Larry Bird (basketball) (shot basketballs mostly right-handed, but does most other tasks left-handed)
Adrian Branch (basketball)
Calbert Cheaney (basketball)
Dave Cowens (basketball)
Adrian Dantley (basketball)
Charles "Lefty" Driesell (basketball)
Mark Eaton (basketball)
Emanuel Ginobili (basketball)
Gail Goodrich (basketball)
Ron Kellogg (basketball)
Toni Kukoc (basketball)
Bob Lanier (basketball)
Brad Lohaus (basketball)
Harold Miner (?) (basketball)
Dick Motta (basketball)
Chris Mullin (basketball)
Sam Perkins (basketball)
Digger Phelps (basketball)
Willis Reed (basketball)
Guy Rodgers (basketball)
Bill Russell (basketball)
Wayman Tisdale (basketball)
Nick Van Exel (basketball)
Bill Walton (basketball)
Lenny Wilkens (basketball)
Manuel Zuleta (basketball)
Kenneth Carlsen (tennis)
Jimmy Connors (tennis)
Norman Brookes (tennis)
Courtney De Mone (tennis)
Guy Forget (tennis)
Andres Gomez (Santos) (tennis)
Goran Ivanisevic (tennis)
Rod Laver (tennis)
Henri Leconte (tennis)
John McEnroe (tennis)
Thomas Muster (tennis)
Martina Navratilova (tennis)
Manuel Orantes (tennis)
Niki Pilic (tennis)
Renee Richards (tennis)
Marcelo Rios (tennis)
Monica Seles (tennis)
Roscoe Tanner (tennis)
Guillermo Vilas (tennis)
Mark Woodforde (tennis)
Steve Carlton (pitcher)
Whitey Ford (pitcher)
Paul Gibson (pitcher)
Lefty Grove (pitcher)
Ron Guidry (pitcher)
Al Hrabosky (pitcher)
Steve Howe (pitcher)
Bruce Hurst (pitcher)
Carl Hubbell (pitcher)
Randy Johnson (pitcher)
Tommy John (pitcher)
Bob Kipper (pitcher)
Joe Magrane (pitcher)
Greg Swindell (pitcher)
Barry Zito (pitcher)
Brady Anderson (baseball)
Steve Avery (baseball)
Harold Baines (baseball)
Barry Bonds (baseball)
Wade Boggs (baseball)
Lou Brock (baseball)
Brett Butler (baseball)
Will Clark (baseball)
Ty Cobb (baseball)
Adrian Dantley (basketball)
Lenny Dykstra (baseball)
John Franco (baseball)
Tom Glavine (baseball)
Lefty Gomez (baseball)
Leon "Goose" Goslin (baseball)
Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball)
Tony Gwynn (baseball)
Rickey Henderson (baseball) (left-handed thrower, but right-handed batter)
Kent Hrbek (baseball)
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson (baseball)
Reggie Jackson (baseball)
David Justice (baseball)
Wally Joyner (baseball)
Sandy Koufax (baseball)
John Kruk (baseball)
Kenny Lofton (baseball)
Fred Lynn (baseball)
Kevin Maas (baseball)
John McGras (baseball)
Fred McGriff (baseball)
Heinie Manush (baseball)
Dave Martinez (baseball)
Don Mattingly (baseball)
Jackie Mitchell (baseball)
Stan Musial (baseball)
Troy O'Leary (baseball)
Paul O'Neill (baseball)
John Olerud (baseball)
Mel Ott (baseball)
Rafael Palmeiro (baseball)
Dan Pasqua (baseball)
Babe Ruth (baseball)
"Prime Time" Deion Sanders (baseball/Am.football)
Warren Spahn (baseball)
Casey Stengel (baseball)
Darryl Strawberry (baseball)
Lou Whitaker (baseball)
Ted Williams (baseball) (right-handed thrower, left-handed batter)
Fernando Valenzuela (baseball)
Tommy Lasorda (baseball manager)


Miscellaneous

Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts (ambidextrous)
Edwin Buzz Aldrin, astronaut
Dwight F. Davis, founder of the Davis Cup in tennis
Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer
Matt Groening, Simpsons cartoonist (as is his most famous character, Bart Simpson)
Joan of Arc (?), French saint
Helen Keller, advocate for the blind
John F. Kennedy, Jr, lawyer/publisher
Jay Leno, TV host
David Letterman (?), TV host
Marshall McLuhan
David Rockefeller, banker
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., General
Ishihara Shintaro Governor of Tokyo and author

(Adapted from source)

Source

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