August 13 is a day that left-handers should love. Why?
According to a website that lists days to celebrate, August 13 is National Left-Handers’ Day.
Ten percent of the population is left-handed. August 13 is the day to celebrate them and raise awareness about the needs of left-handed people; especially children.
Left-handed people live in a world designed for right-handed people, and at times that can be quite difficult. These are some examples of difficulties left-handers encounter:
- opening some doors
- writing in spiral notebooks
- using a computer mouse
- cutting with scissors
They manage, but it can be awkward and frustrating at times.
Left-handedness is often associated with intellectual creativity. These are some of the famous left-handers including eight of the 44 Presidents of the United States:
James A. Garfield
Harry S. Truman
George H.W. Bush
Jimi Hendrix (musician)
Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets)
Jay Leno (talk show host)
David Letterman (talk show host)
Oprah Winfrey (talk show host)
Steve Harvey (comedian, talk show host, game show host)
Whoopi Goldberg (comedian, actress, talk show host)
Find out other famous left-handers.
If you are a left-hander, celebrate today. If you know people who are left-handed, let them know August 13 is a day for them to be celebrated.