Happy International Left handers day to all the lefties (and those that love a lefty) out there. Growing up as a lefty, it really doesn't feel any different than anyone else, until someone sees you write something and mentions it.  "You're left handed?" they would say, as if it was some strange trait.  I never felt strange, however, I suppose since only 10-11% of the world is left handed, it is kind of strange.

Playing sports, depending on the sport, it can be an advantage or a disadvantage.  I loved having those two extra steps closer to first base in baseball that helped my slow butt sometimes get to the base safely. However, going to the sporting goods store looking for left handed items like a baseball mitt or golf clubs remains challenging to this day.

And who can forget trying to cut something with scissors meant for a right handed person, and ending up with a weird mess--if you were able to get them to work? Even worse trying to take notes in class and ending up with a smeary mess and a silver lead filled side of your hand?  Oh, what fun it is to be a lefty.

Luckily for us, there's a special day where (basically no one) tips their hat to us lefties for our 'struggles.' There are several famous people through time who have shared this struggle. That doesn't suck. Enjoy your day lefties. Cheers Southpaws! .

Notable Left-Handers:

  • Paul McCartney
  • David Bowie
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Stan Musial
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Babe Ruth
  • Kurt Cobain
  • LeBron James
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Bruce Willis
  • Spike Lee
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Tony Iommi
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Eminem
  • Tom Cruise
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Joe Frazier
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Damon Albarn
  • Julia Roberts
  • Pelé
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Barack Obama
  • Lady Gaga
  • Oscar de la Hoya
  • Deion Sanders
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • John Cena
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Mark Hamill
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Billy Corgan
  • Ringo Starr
  • Tim Allen
  • Bill Clinton