August 13th is International Left-Handers’ Day.  Studies vary slightly, but it is thought that about 10% of people are left-handed. Men are slightly more likely than women to be left-handed.  In the 18th & 19th centuries left-handed people suffered severe prejudice and were beaten. Fortunately, in the 20th century the prejudice declined and left handed people were not forced to used their right hands.  Here’s our list of famous lefties.

1. Rashida Jones, Actress

2. Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul

3. Omar Epps, Actor

4. David Ortiz, Athlete

5. Angelina Jolie, Actress

6. Whoopi Goldberg, Talk Show Host

7. Laurence Fishburne, Actor

8. Julia Roberts, Actress

9. Richard Pryor, Comedian

10. Morgan Freeman, Actor

11. Bernie Mac, Actor

12. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Actor

13. Bruce Willis, Actor

14. Zoe Saldana, Actress

15. Spike Lee, Director

16. Paul McCartney, Singer

17. Chuck Mangione, Jazz Musician

18. Albert King, Blues Legend

19. David Bowie, Singer

20. Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent, Rapper

21. Kirk Franklin, Gospel Great

22. Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Musician

23. Eminem, Rapper

24. Natalie Cole, Singer

25. Lamar Odom, Athlete

26. Ricky Martin, Singer

27. Both are lefties: Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker, Actors

28. Hugh Jackman, Actor

29. Mark Wahlberg, Actor

30. Adam Levine & Javier Colon

The Voice coach Adam Levine and The Voice Season 1 Winner Javier Colon are both lefties.

31. Jimi Hendrix, Rock & Roll Legend

32. Bill Gates, Business Magnate Billionaire

33. Darryl Strawberry, Athlete

34. Reggie Watts, Comedian

35. Vincent D’Onofrio, Actor

36. Angie Harmon, Actress

37. Ger Duany, Model

38. Siobhan Riley

Siobhan Riley, a news reporter was detailing which sections of Saginaw would be undergoing construction on a large map. As she laid out the grid plan, she unknowingly drew (left-handed) what appeared to be a large phallus, complete with testicles at the bottom.

39. Lady Gaga, Singer

40. Pink, Singer

41. Prince William, Britist Royalty

42. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

43. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

44. George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot and Bill Clinton

Trivia: In the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, all three major candidates were left-handed. (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot).