August 13: Lefthanders Day 2023 Observed Globally

The day is observed on August 13 yearly all over the world.
It strives to celebrate the essence and challenges of the Left-handers society. Again, the occasion’s objective is to work on the challenges left-handers face and cater for their unique needs.

This year’s celebration centres around the theme, “Left-Handers in Sports.”
The theme intends to facilitate left-hand players and also recognize and honour all lefthanded sports personalities. 

Background

There is disarray concerning the origin of International Left-Handers Day.
According to NDTV, the left-hander’s day was first coined in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of Lefthanders International, Inc. 

On the other pointer, the Left-Handers Club created in 1990 established International Left-Handers Day in 1992. The day kicked into the widespread awareness of challenges confronted by left-handers in everyday life. 

It was formally a platform to fetch all the left-handers to one forum. Varied programs and events are organised on this day to raise awareness about the special needs of all the left-handers. 

From inception to now, the day has ushered in enhanced product design and tremendous acceptance in society. Also, this day is an opportunity to let your right-handed pals do some good for you.

The list of global left-handed personalities is lengthy. Some of these great personalities let their uniqueness take charge.

Check the complete list below:

Amitabh Bachchan

Sachin Tendulkar

Narendra Modi

Ratan Tata

Karan Johar

Kapil Sharma 

Prince William

Keanu Reeves

Buzz Aldrin

Oprah Winfrey

Julia Roberts

LeBron James

Ned Flanders

Lady Gaga

Barrack Obama

Nicole Kidman

John Stewart

Babe Ruth

Scarlett Johnson

Hugh Jackman

Cardi B

Bill Gates

Angelina Jolie

Judy Garland

Will Ferrel

Morgan Freeman

David Bowie

Seth Rogen

Sandy Koufax

Mark Zuckerberg

Tina Fey

Gordon Ramsay

Emma Thompson

Michael Vick

Justin Bieber

Eminem

Billy Ray Cyrus

Randy Johnson

  • On average, 12% of the world is left-handed, 87% right-handed, and 1% ambidextrous. 
  • Left-Handed populace are prone to allergies and two and a half times suffer from rare auto-immune diseases.
  • A scientific study indicates that left-handers experience migraine more than right-handed people.
  • Most left-handers have bad quality of sleep than others.
  • The lefties are supposed to use the right side of the brain more.
  • Again, they are anticipated to recover from a stroke early than others.

Wrapping up, International Left-Handers Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate uniqueness and disseminate awareness about left-handedness. It certainly seeks to adopt and appreciate our differences making the world a better place to reside.
Cheerful International Left-Handers Day!

By Edem Latsu Nukafu


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