Today is Harry Houdini, the legendary magician and escape artist's, 137th birthday. He was born on March 24, 1874 and died on October 31, 1926 at the aged 52. He was born Budapest, Austria-Hungary with the given name of Erik Weisz and died in Detroit, Michigan.
Google decided to remember this legend with a special Google Doodle on most, if not, all Google home pages today. The logo is copied above and it shows off a representation of Houdini being handcuffed before he escapes.
He made his fame in America for his magical acts, most notably the art of escaping impossible situations. But like many successful Americans, he then joined the movie business and starred, directed and produced films.
Some of his notable escape acts include:
- Mirror handcuff challenge
- Milk Can Escape
- Chinese Water Torture Cell
- Suspended straitjacket escape
- Overboard box escape
- Buried Alive stunt
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