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Happy Left-Handers Day! Ten Famous Lefties In Music

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kearthevents Britt Bickel
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Happy 22nd Annual Left-Handers Day to all the South Paws out there!

Every August 13th, lefties all around the world celebrate the uniqueness of lefties and their “right to be left-handed,” according to the official Left-Handers Day website.

Left-Handers Day

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Here are some fascinating facts about leftys, via lefthandersday.com:

  • Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.
  • Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed.
  • Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
  • 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed – 250% more than the normal level.

All us lefties are in good company, too. Five out of the last seven U.S. presidents (including Obama) are left-handed; dozens of celebs are lefties including Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Kudrow, Bruce Willis and so many more!

To celebrate Left-Handers Day, check out some of the most famous lefties in music!

Paul McCartney:

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(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jimi Hendrix:

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Photo credit: Evening Standard/Getty Images

David Bowie:

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Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

Annie Lennox:

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(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Phil Collins:

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(Photo by Getty Images)

Elvis Costello (but plays guitar as a righty):

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(Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Joe Perry (also plays guitar as a righty):

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Glenn Frey (also plays guitar right-handed):

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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga:

(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Kurt Cobain:

Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

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