International Left-Handers Day image: Former US President Barack Obama is one of the famous lefties
International Left-Handers Day 2020: Greetings to all lefties on World Left-Handers Day! Yes, there is such a day and there are a number of world leaders, celebrities and not to mention, a lot of common people who are left-handed. According to a Washington Post article, that quotes experts, around 10 per cent of people worldwide are left-handed. Many of us use both hands when we type messages on WhatsApp or the computer keyboard and we are getting better at it, since communication is increasingly online and social distance is the new normal amid the covid pandemic.
When is International Left-Handers Day?
World Left Handers-Day is observed every year on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness of lefties since most people use their right hand.
History of International Left-Handers Day
A day dedicated to lefties was first observed in 1976 by an American publicist, Dean R. Campbell. He founded the Lefthanders International, Inc. International Left-Handers Day celebrates the sinistrality - or having a more efficient left hand - and raises awareness about the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a world where there are more right-handed people.
Famous leftiesAmitabh Bachchan, actorSachin Tendulkar, cricketer and former India captainBarack Obama, former President of United StatesBill Gates, philanthropist and co-founder of MicrosoftJulia Roberts, actor and philanthropistMark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook and media magnateLady Gaga, singer and songwriterOprah Winfrey, talk show host and philanthropistPaul McCartney, singer and songwriter, once part of BeatlesNeil Armstrong, astronautMarie Curie, scientistHenry Ford, industrialistAristotle, philosopher
Famous quotes by leftiesAmitabh Bachchan: "Change is the nature of life but challenge is the future of life. So challenge the changes. Never change the challenges"Bill Gates: "Life is not fair; get used to it"Barack Obama: "We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated"Oprah Winfrey: "Turn your wounds into wisdom"Mark Zuckerberg: "When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power"Henry Ford: "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking"
Happy Left-Handers Day 2020!