Category Archives: Anniversaries

In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.     Advertisements

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Happy 142nd, Harry

By Tom Interval Newborn Erik Weisz (Americanized Ehrich Weiss), who would later generate fame, fortune, and folklore as Harry Houdini, escaped his mother’s womb in Budapest on this day in 1874. For those who don’t know much about the man, calling … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Robert-Houdin: Dec. 6, 1805

By Tom Interval I meant to post this image on Saturday. On that day 209 years ago, the pioneering French conjurer, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, was born. Robert-Houdin is known as the “father of modern magic” and is the man whose … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harry Houdini

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Houdini’s Voice Recorded 100 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval It was exactly 100 years ago today that Houdini recorded his voice on Edison wax cylinders. This particular version is one I put together a couple of years ago. It’s about 3½ minutes long and is different … Continue reading

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Houdini in The New York Times Turns 10: Its Origin and Future

By Tom Interval This year marks the 10th anniversary of Houdini in The New York Times, a website housing more than 125 articles and letters in The New York Times written by or about Harry Houdini. Please enjoy this brief … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: How did Houdini die?

By Tom Interval If there were such a thing as the perfect day to die, Harry Houdini would have thanked the Grim Reaper. The legendary showman escaped the earth 87 years ago this minute—1:26 p.m. (ET) on October 31, 1926. … Continue reading

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