An Illusion of Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, famous for illusions and escapes, also created an illusion regarding his birthday.  Almost everyone has heard the name “Harry Houdini”.  He was an accomplished magician and is also best known for his escape artistry.  He was certainly also a master at self promotion and marketing.  He passed away on Halloween, October 31st, 1926, but I just discovered an interesting fact about his birth which is a bit of a puzzle.

He listed his birthday as April 6, 1874 and his place of birth as Appleton, Wisconsin.  The truth of the matter, however is that his actual birthday date was March 24th, 1874 and his place of birth was Budapest, Hungary.  Why did he state otherwise? I really do not know–it is just one of those mysteries.  If I find an answer, I will let you know.

Regardless of the date and place, Harry Houdini provided entertainment for many people in his time, and his name will endure forever as one of magic’s greats.


May every DAY be MAGIC !

Charlie Fass aka Mister Illusion


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