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Lefty Artist Ronald Searle

Famous Left-hander Birthday, March 3

Ronald Searle – Artist, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, is born on March 3, 1920, in Cambridge, England. He is an influential English artist and cartoonist best known as the creator of St Trinian’s School, the subject of several books and seven full-length films. He is also the co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) of the Molesworth series.

He started drawing at the age of five and left school at the age of 15. In April 1939, he abandoned his art studies to enlist in the Royal Engineers, after realizing that was was inevitable.

Searle trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, currently Anglia Ruskin University, for two years, and in 1941, published the first St Trinian’s cartoon in the magazine Lilliput.

Lefty Birthdays, February 28

Famous Left-handers, February 28


  • Linus Pauling, Scientist
  • Milt Caniff, Strip Cartoonist
  • Robert Sean Leonard, Actor


Milt Caniff created his first daily comic strip, “Dickie Dare” in 1933 before creating his more famous “Terry and the Pirates” and “steve Canyon” strips.

Lefty Birthday – Cartoonist Robert Crumb

Famous Left-handed Birthday, Aug 30

Artist, cartoonist and illustrator Robert Crumb

Robert Dennis Crumb, often referred simply as R. Crumb, is born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American artist, cartoonist and illustrator.  He is married to Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Lefty Birthdays

Famous Lefthander Birthday, July 24

  • Simon Bolivar - Liberator
  • Barry Bonds – Baseball player
  • Pat Oliphant – Political cartoonist
  • Michael Richards - Actor

Lefty Cartoonists

Famous Lefty Cartoonists:

  • Berke Breathed – born June 21
  • Milton Caniff – born February 28
  • Matt Groening – born February 15
  • Cathy Lee Guisewite – born September 5
  • Bill Mauldin  - born October 29