It’s a little known fact that August 13th is celebrated as Left-hander’s day throughout the world. A number of left-hander’s association celebrate it and draw attention to this special day but it is not done enough. As a result, not many people know about it.
On August 13th, 1976 an organization know as Lefthanders International first declared this holiday. This organization served as a source of information for left-hander’s It also sold left-handed products several years before going out of business. No one entity really picked it up from there. Now, its up to individuals and local organizations to celebrate this day.
Organize a party and invite left-handers from your family, neighborhood, work or school, but don’t forget to invite your right-handed friends:)
A few curious left-handedness facts:
- about 7 to 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed; - 4 out of the 5 last US presidents are left-handed(Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush & Reagan; only George W. Bush was right-handed); - 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed;- 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed - 250% more than the normal level; - left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing;- stuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers (particularly if they are forced to change their writing hand as a child, like King of England George VI).