Category Archives: Birthdays

Today is Harry Blackstone Jr.’s Birthday

By Tom Interval Eighty-four years ago today, classic illusionist Harry Blackstone Jr. was born in Three Rivers, Michigan. Harry, the son of The Great Blackstone, performed many of the same illusions his father passed down to him but with his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joseph Leeming

By Tom Interval Today marks what would have been Joseph Leeming’s 121st birthday. Yes, it would take some real magic to reach that age, but Leeming’s written legacy will endure much longer than that. For the younger lads not familiar … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Houdini

By Tom Interval Drop by my Houdini blog and read my birthday greeting to the one-and-only legend of escapology and magic, Harry Houdini, born 144 years ago today. In the mean time, enjoy this 1908 photo of him preparing to … Continue reading

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Happy 83rd Birthday to Harry Blackstone Jr.

By Tom Interval 1934 was an eventful year: The first Flash Gordon comic strip was published. Nepal and Bihar experienced one of the worst earthquakes ever to hit those areas. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., now known as Fujifilm, was established. … Continue reading

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Happy 81st, Harry!

By Tom Interval Harry Blackstone Jr., the last great Golden Age-caliber magician, would have celebrated his 81st birthday today. Born on June 30, 1934, Harry was a superb entertainer whose classic style was, and is, unmatched in the world of magic. His commanding, honey-smooth speaking … Continue reading

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