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!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The New Houdini Chronology is complete

What better day than today, HOUDINI'S BIRTHDAY, to announce the completion of my New Houdini Chronology. The chronology covers 144 years from the birth of Ehrich Weiss to today, with the years of Houdini's professional life broken down into every week.

When I started this, I was simply thinking I could fill in some of the gaps left behind by Frank Koval in his own Illustrated Houdini Research Diary. But I now feel like I've gone way beyond what Koval was able to offer. I also feel like I've learned more about Houdini in the past four months than I have in the past 40 years. This has been a Wild project indeed.

 So what now? Well, I will continue to work on the chronology, adding more appearances and significant events, and no doubt making corrections to what I have. Eventually I will offer some kind of printed version. But for the moment, I'm just happy  to have all the years completed to the best of my ability.

One thing I'd recommend for collectors is to look up the dates on your signed photos and letters. It's fun to discover exactly where Houdini was when he signed your item.

Hope you all find this a useful tool. Enjoy!

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