International Left-Handers Day

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2022 Date13 August 2022
2023 Date13 August 2023
International Left-Handers Day

International Left-Handers Day History

International Left-Handers Day seeks to celebrate people that are left-handed. This day aims to raise awareness about the everyday issues left-handed people face living in a right-handed society. Some of these issues are the result of technology being available for right-handed people but being uncomfortable or inaccesible for left-handed people.

International Left-Handers Day was established in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club. It is observed annually on August 13th.

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International Left-Handers Day Facts

  • 10% of people are left-handed according to a report by Scientific American.
  • Geniuses are more likely to be left-handed - 20% of the top scoring SAT takers are left-handed.
  • The Spaniard Rafael Nadal is perhaps the best Left-Handed tennis player of all time. As of 2019, he has won 18 Grand Slams. This is two tittles less than the all time record, which is owned by Roger Federer.
  • Of the last 6 US Presidents, 3 were lefties - Obama, Clinton and Bush Sr.
  • All lefties: Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo da Vinci

International Left-Handers Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Eat with your left hand today.
  • Attempt to use only your left hand while writing today. If typing or navigating on a computer, use the mouse with your left hand.
  • Look around you and notice how many people you know are left-handed.
  • Attempt to cook using your left-hand as the primary one.
  • Create a Lefty Zone where everyone who enters must only use their left hand for the day.

International Left-Handers Day - References and Related Sites

www.lefthandersday.com: Left-Handers Day
www.espn.com: Rosters

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