March 24 1874 – Illusionist Harry Houdini is Born in Budapest

March 24 1874 – Illusionist Harry Houdini is Born in BudapestRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In an industry dominated by larger-than-life personalities, one man stands above the rest as the epitome of a daring showman: Harry Houdini. Born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, he would go on to become arguably the world’s most famous magician through a series of death-defying escapes over a 30-year career. The third of five children born to Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weisz, Houdini’s birth name was Erik. At the age of four, the Weisz family sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to make a new life in the United States, settling in the eastern […]