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My list of famous lefthanders

This is a list of famous lefties. The names are from reliable sources or from my own observations (tv, movies). In red are the names of Dutch or Belgian celebrities.


Acda, Thomas (comedian)
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Jr.(astronaut, second man on the moon)
Alexander, Jason (actor)
Alexander the Great (king, conqueror, military leader)
Andersen, Hans Christian (author)
Anderson, Bill (musician)
Appelmans, Sabine (tennis player)
Aristotle (philosopher)
Aykroyd, Dan (actor)
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (composer)
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Lord (soldier, founder of the Boy Scouts)
Balboa, Rocky (boxer)
Barry, Dave (actor)
Beethoven, Ludwig van (composer)
Billy the Kid(outlaw)
Blankenstein, John (referee)
Boer, Ronald de (soccer player)
Bonaparte, Napoleon (emperor, military commander)
Bouvrie, Jan des (designer)
Breukelen, Hans van (soccer-player)
Broderick, Matthew (actor)
Brosnan, Pierce (actor)
Bruce, Lenny (performer)
Burnett, Carol (actress)
Burns, George (actor)
Bush, George Herbert Walker(president)
Byrne, David (musician)
Carradine, Keith (actor)
Carroll, Lewis (author, mathematician, logician, photographer)
Castro, Fidel (Cuban statesman, revolutionary)
Chaplin, Charles Spencer(actor)
Charles (prince of Wales)
Charlemagne (Karel de Grote) (king)
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (politician)
Clerck, F.W. de (former South African president)
Clinton, William (Bill) Jefferson (president)
Cobain, Kurt (musician)
Cobb, Ty (baseball player)
Cokes, Ray (tv-host)
Cole, Natalie (musician)
Collins, Phil (musician)
Connors, Jimmy (tennis-player)
Cruise, Tom (actor)
Cruyff, Johan (soccer-player)
Daniels, Paul (magician)
Davids, Edgar (soccer player)
Date, Kimiko (tennis player)
DeSalvo, Albert (the Boston Strangler)
Dillon, Matt (actor)
Dole, Robert (Bob) Joseph (presidential kandidate)
Drescher, Fran (actress)
Dreyfuss, Richard (actor)
Driel, Toon van (cartoonist)
Dürer, Albrecht (painter)
Dyke, Dick van (actor)
Dylan, Bob (musician)
Edward III (king)
Egbers, Tom (journalist)
Einstein, Albert (scientist)
Elizabeth II (queen)
Elizabeth (Queen Mother) (queen-mother)
Es, Andrée van (politician)
Escher, M.C. (artist)
Everly, Don (musician)
Everly, Phil (musician)
Fields, William Claude (actor, comedian)
Fischer, Robert (Bobby) James (chess-player)
Fonda, Peter (actor)
Forbes, Steve (publisher)
Ford, Gerald Rudolph (president)
Ford, Henry (industrialist)
Forget, Guy (tennis-player)
Franklin, Benjamin (author, scientist, diplomat, philosopher, printer)
Frey, Glenn (former member of Eagles)
Gandhi, Mohandas (Mahatma) Karamchand (Indian statesman, thinker, leader)
Garbo, Greta (actress)
Garfield, James Abraham (president)
Garland, Judy (actress)
Gates, Bill (software tycoon)
Geldof, Bob (musician)
Geller, Uri (fraud)
George II (king)
George IV (king)
George VI (king)
Goebbels, Paul Joseph (nazi minister of propaganda)
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (author)
Goldberg, Whoopy (actress)
Gore, Albert (Al), Jr. (vice-president)
Hanegem, Willem van (soccer-player)
Grant, Gary (actor)
Groening, Matt (cartoonist)
Hawn, Goldie (actress)
Hendrix, James (Jimi) Marshall (musician)
Henson, Jim (puppeteer)
Herbert, Johnny (formula 1 driver)
Hoffman, Thom (actor)
Hiatt, John (rock singer/songwriter)
Hill, Faith (musician)
Hogan, Ben (golfer)
Holbein, Hans (artist)
Hoover, Herbert Clarck (president)
Hudson, Rock (actor)
Huisman, Henny (tv-host)
Ivanisevic, Goran (tennis-player)
Jack the Ripper (criminal)
Joan of Arc (French heroine)
Julius Caesar (ruler)
Kaye, Danny (comedian, signer, dancer)
Keaton, Diane (actress)
Kidman, Nicole (actress)
King, Albert (musician)
Klee, Paul (painter)
Knopfler, Mark (musician)
Kolck, Mariska van (singer)
Korda, Petr (tennis player)
Landon, Michael (actor)
Leer, Thijs van (musician)
Leeuw, Paul de (talkshow-host, comedian)
Lennox, Annie (musician)
Leno, Jay (talkshow host)
Louis XVI (king)
Lubbe, Huub van der (singer, songwriter)
MacLaine, Shirley (actress)
Marceau, Marc (mime)
Marx, Harpo (comedian)
Mayall, Rik (actor)
McCartney, Paul (musician)
McEnroe, John (tennis-player)
McNamara, Robert Strange (secretary of defence)
McQueen, Steve (actor)
Michael, George (musician)
Michelangelo Buonarroti (sculptor, architect, painter, poet)
Monroe, Marilyn (actress)
Moore, Gary (musician)
Navratilova, Martina (tennis-player)
Nelson, Horatio (naval commander)
Netanyahu, Benjamin (Israeli prime-minister)
Newton, Isaac (scientist)
Nieman, Gunda (ice skater)
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm (philosopher, poet)
Niro, Robert De (actor)
North, Oliver (lieutenant colonel)
Oerlemans, Reinoud (actor)
O'Neill, Ed (actor)
Oosting, M. (jurist)
Pele (soccer-player)
Perkins, Anthony (actor)
Perot, Henry Ross (politician)
Perry, Luke (actor)
Pinchot, Bronson (actor)
Plant, Robert (musician)
Pop, Iggy (musician)
Porter, Cole (musician)
Powell, Colin Luther (military leader)
Preston, Robert (actor)
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich (composer)
Pryor, Richard (actor)
Quaid, Dennis (actor)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilyevich (composer, pianist, conductor)
Ramses II (pharaoh)
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)(painter)
Ravel, Maurice Joseph (composer)
Reagan, Ronald Wilson (president, writes right-handed)
Redford, Robert (actor)
Reeves, Keanu (actor)
Reve, Gerard (author)
Ruth, Babe (baseball player)
Roberts, Julia (actress)
Romario (soccer-player)
Rourke, Mickey (actor)
Schwarzkopf, H. Norman (army officer)
Schweitzer, Albert (medical missionary, theologian)
Seinfeld, Jerry (actor)
Seles, Monika (tennis-player)
Senna, Ayrton (formula 1 driver)
Simmons, Richard (fitness guru)
Simon, Carly (musician)
Simon, Paul (musician)
Simpson, Orenthal James (football-player, actor, suspect)
Slater, Christian (actor)
Spiner, Brent (actor)
Spitz, Mark (swimmer)
Starr, Ringo (musician)
Sting (musician)
Stipe, Michael (musician)
Taylor, Roger (musician)
Thompson, Emma (actress)
Tiberius (emperor)
Truman, Harry S (president)
Twain, Mark (writer, humorist)
Ustinov, Peter Alexander (actor, writer, producer, director)
VanderLijde, Arnold (boxer)
Victoria (queen)
Vinci, Leonardo da (painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist)
Vries, Peter R. de (journalist)
Wauters, Koen (musician)
Wells, Herbert George (author, polical philosopher)
Wendlinger, Karl (formula 1 driver)
Wheaton, Wil (actor)
Wiersma, Harm (checkers player)
William (British prince)
Willis, Bruce (actor)
Winfrey, Oprah (talk-show host, actor)
Witschge, Richard (soccer-player)
Zandstra, Falco (ice-skater)


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