Monday, March 24, 2014

Houdini turns 140

Today is Houdini's 140th birthday. The great escape artist was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary to Mayer Samuel and Cecilia Steiner Weiss. As I do each year, below are a collection of birthday greetings from around the web and world (which I will update throughout the day, so send me your link if you have one).

Today everyone is wild about Harry!

The Birthday Boy

Birthday wishes from around the web:
A Braid of Frost and Felt: Happy 140th Birthday Harry Houdini!!!
The Magic Detective: Happy 140th Birthday Houdini
HHCE: It’s Official! Harry Houdini celebrates his 140th birthday today
iTricks: Happy 140th Harry Houdini!
The Iconic Muse: Houdini's Birthday
Marketplace: Houdini, debt, and dandelions
The Pueblo Chieftain: Monday Medley: Wild About Harry
Show & Stay Magazine: Happy birthday Houdini: A celebration of stage illusions
The New India Express: Born On March 24? You Share a B’day with Harry Houdini
Do You Remember: 5 Stunts That Should’ve Killed Houdini
The Daily Page: My love affair with Wisconsin homeboy Harry Houdini
Pete Booth, Comedy Magic: Happy Birthday Harry Houdini
Carnegie Magic - Steampunk Illusionist: Houdini & Fatty Arbuckle Share a Birthday
Provincia: Aniversario 140 del ilusionista más grande todos los tiempos, Houdini
Michigan in Pictures: Harry Houdini put the rabbit in Jack Rabbit Beans
Travalanche: Harry Houdini: Movie Star
Fox6Now: Remembering Houdini with magic from Glen Gerard
Houdini Museum: Happy Birthday Houdini!
lesser known realities: March 24 - Happy Birthday Houdini
A Hearty Handclasp: Nothing On Earth Can Hold Houdini Harry Houdini, Master of Escape, Born 140 Years Ago Today
Sinapse Blog: Happy Birthday, Houdini!


  1. Happy Birthday from Niagara Falls, New York!

  2. John Hinson great nephew of Bess And Harry Houdini.March 24, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    Happy Birthday from your great nephew John Hinson

  3. Happy Birthday from Your Secret Admirer!

  4. Happy Birthday HH.
    Good news, I hear the 140's are the new 120's.

  5. Happy Birthday Big Guy! Great links!