2015
05.23

Dennis Compton

Dennis Compton - crickter and famouslefties.comDenis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 in Hendon, Middlesex  – 23 April 1997 in Windsor, Berkshire) was an English cricketer  who played in 78 Test matches, and a footballer. He spent the whole of his cricket career with Middlesex and the whole of his football career at Arsenal F.C….more

2015
05.22

Peter Nero

Peter Nero - musician and famouslefties.com Born in Brooklyn, New York, As Bernard Neirow, Nero started his formal music training at the age of seven. By the time he was fourteen, he was accepted to New York City’s High School of Music and Art and won a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music. Constance Keene, his teacher and mentor, once wrote in an issue of Keyboard Classics, “Vladimir Horowitz was Peter’s greatest fan!” He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1956…more

2015
05.22

Tommy John

Tommy John - famouslefties.com and baseballThomas Edward John Jr. (born May 22, 1943) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball whose 288 career victories rank as the seventh highest total among left-handers in major league history and the most by any pitcher not selected for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  He is also known for the revolutionary surgery, now named after him, which was performed on a damaged ligament  in his pitching arm…more

2015
05.22

Alex Bogdanovic

Alex Bogdanovic - Tennis player and famouslefties.comAleksa “Alex” Bogdanovic (Serbian: Aлeкca Бoгдaнoвић, Aleska Bogdanović) is a British tennis  player born in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia. Alex was brought to England by his parents Dušan and Amelija when he was seven and took up tennis as a means of making new friends. As of October 2009, he is the British No.2 behind US and Australian Open finalist Andy Murray…more

2015
05.21

Roman Turek

Roman Turek - left handedRoman Turek (born May 21, 1970) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, and Calgary Flames in a 9-year National Hockey League (NHL) career. Currently he is playing in the Czech Extraliga for HC České Budějovice…more

2015
05.21

Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek - another famouslefties.com memberKent Allen Hrbek (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), nicknamed “Herbie”, is a former American  Major League Baseball player. He played fourteen seasons for the Minnesota Twins at first base, and batted left-handed. He hit the first home run in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on April 3, 1982 in an exhibition game against the Phillies…more

2015
05.21

Peggy Cass

Peggie Cass - famous leftyProfile

Mary Margaret Cass was born May 21, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts. After three years in the Cambridge Latin School drama club without one speaking part, she moved to New York, where she worked as a secretary, telephone operator, advertising solicitor and model. She joined a USO troupe that took her to Australia for seven months, but she did not appear in any shows (the U.S. troops had moved on). ..more

2015
05.21

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer (German pronunciation: 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528)  was a German  painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His well-known works include the Apocalypse  woodcuts…more

2015
05.20

Sadaharu Oh

Sadaharu Oh - lefie and baseball playerSadaharu Oh or officially Wang Chenchih (Chinese; pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì, Hepburn: Ō Sadaharu, born May 20, 1940), is a retired Japanese baseball  player and manager. He batted and threw left-handed and primarily played first base. Oh, who was born in Sumida, Tokyo the son of a Chinese father and a Japanese mother…more

2015
05.20

David Wells

David Wells, baseball player and leftieDavid Lee Wells (born May 20, 1963 in Torrance, California) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. Nicknamed “Boomer,” Wells was considered to be one of the game’s better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He is one of 19 pitchers to have pitched a perfect game in Major League Baseball. He is tied only with Kenny Lofton for appearing in the post-season with six different teams. Wells was a broadcaster on TBS Sunday baseball broadcasts during 2009…more

2015
05.20

Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Pinchot, actor and left handedProfile

When Bronson Pinchot began auditioning for Broadway roles, he refused to do accents. Years later, his ability to do an accent is what gave him his first break in film and led to television success as Balki Bartokomous, the odd cousin from a Balkan nation who comes to live with Mark Linn-Baker on the sitcom “Perfect Strangers” (1986)…more

2015
05.20

George Gobel

George Gobel, left handed comedianGeorge Leslie Gobel (May 20, 1919 – February 24, 1991) was an American comedian and actor, best known as the star of his own weekly NBC television show, The George Gobel Show, from 1954 to 1960 (the last season on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program)…more

2015
05.20

Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn, actor and famous leftyProfile

Son of actress Jennifer Howard and producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Grandson of actress Clare Eames and playwright Sidney Howard  on his mother’s side; grandson of actress Frances Howard and producer Samuel Goldwyn  on his father’s side…more

2015
05.18

Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra - tennis left handerLlodra was born in Paris, where his father Michel played for football club Paris Saint-Germain. A left-hander, his serve-and-volley style is modelled on that of his idol, Stefan Edberg…more

2015
05.18

Jari Kurri

Jari Kurri - famous lefty from FinlandJari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. He is currently the general manager of Team Finland…more