Did you know that the 13th of August in 2019 is a day set aside on the calendar to celebrate people who use their left hand to do most of their activities?
Well, in Africa, left-handed people were always considered to be a bad omen but in today’s era, they are not only recognized but also appreciated for their ability to using a hand in which the majority is unable.
As the World marks a day for the left-handed people, we list people in the World who are or were left-handed, Prominent for both good and bad reasons:
President Uhuru Kenyatta, sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president for his second tenure in 2017 is Kenya’s most prominent person who is a left-hander.
US former President Barack Obama who has his roots in Kenya is left-handed. Other former US leaders who were left-handed were James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge is left-handed which makes it quite interesting whenever he and his wife, Duchess Kate, are waving as Kate is right-handed.
Julia Roberts, who plays Erin Bronkovich is also left-handed. The vocal actress has managed to garner respect in the acting industry.
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is left-handed! Yes, the Iconic Oprah owns a talk show, OWN and is celebrated for great impacts she has had in raising black girls through sponsorships.
Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber is left-handed; this is evident not only in his shows but also during awards as he receives his numerous awards. Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie are also left-handed.
Osama bin Laden is a name that still dominates whenever terrorism is mentioned. Osama, the mastermind of among others, the Nairobi’s US Embassy bombing that killed 213 people was also left-handed.
Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who was unidentified in London in 1888 was also called the Whitechapel Murderer or the Leather Apron.
Jack the Ripper killed prostitutes who lived and worked in the East End of London. The manner in which Jack the Ripper carried out the murders led specialists to the conclusion that he was left-handed.
Adolf Hitler is remembered for orchestrating both World War II and the Holocaust which led to the deaths of 40,000,000 people.
Hitler, who was left-handed, committed suicide in his underground bunker after which his body was burnt and ashes buried.
The Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein was a known dictator who was hung to die by the US in December 2006 after nine months on the run. Saddam Hussein was left-handed.