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!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Houdini in Urbana

When I first started The New Houdini Chronology, my initial task was to just confirm and catalog the already voluminous available information about the theaters and cites where Houdini played. But I've now reached a point where I have it so complete that any new discovery is a joy, especially when it's a city that I have no record of him playing.

One such discovery is below. Houdini played a Junior Orpheum Theater in Urbana, Illinois, as half of a split week on September 27, 28, 29, 1923. So congratulations Urbana! You are now on the list of cities that enjoyed Harry Houdini.

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