The New Houdini Chronology documents every week of Houdini's life with known performances and notable events. On this page you can view some sample years as I continue to build on it. My plan is to eventually offer the complete chronology as a book. I hope you'll find this a useful research tool and enjoy the previews!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

New candidate for Houdini's first radio broadcast

Looks like we have a new candidate for Houdini's first radio broadcast. As you can see below, Houdini spoke on Westinghouse's station KDKA in Pittsburg at 7:15 PM on March 8, 1922. It's unlikely this was spiritualism related (like many of his other broadcasts) as this pre-dates his first public lectures on the subject. So what could this 15 minute "entertainment" have been? The mind boggles!

The Pittsburgh Press, March 8, 1922.

At the moment, this is the earliest Houdini radio broadcast that I'm aware of. But the list is ever growing. Oh how I wish someone, somewhere, somehow could find a recording of any Houdini radio talk!


Saturday, April 2, 2022

LINK: The Man From Beyond arrived 100 years ago

It was 100 years ago today that Houdini's first solely produced motion picture, The Man From Beyond, premiered at the Times Square Theatre in New York. Click for the full story at WILD ABOUT HARRY.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

LINK: New candidate for Houdini's last suspended SSJ

Until now I would have told you Houdini's last suspended straitjacket escape was in Indianapolis on April 2, 1925. But it looks like that milestone now moves to Worcester, Massachusetts on December 9, 1925. Click for the full story at WILD ABOUT HARRY.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Year end update

Well that was a fast year! 

Even though I didn't update this side blog all year, know that The New Houdini Chronology continues to progress and now clocks in at 173 tightly packed pages. My book plans are also coming more into focus. I will have more to say about that on my main blog after the New Year.

Have a safe and happy holiday season. I'll see you all in 2022!