MagicPedia:Selected anniversaries/January

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  • 1889 - Bert Allerton who worked as a successful close-up magician in top nightclubs and hotels across the United States was born Bert Allen Gustafson.

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  • 1821 - Anton Kratky-Baschik, whom performed before Queen Victoria and toured the United States with the P. T. Barnum's Show, was born.
  • 1956 - Michael Rubinstein, expert coin magician, was born.

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  • 1965 - Etienne Pradier, award winning French magician, was born.
  • 1992 - Adrian Smith (1908-1992), author, collector and SAM Past National President (1940), died.
  • 2002 - World Magic Seminar celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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  • 1907 - Australian Society of Magicians, one of the oldest magical society in the world, was founded.
  • 1965 - Roger Barkann will send absolutly free, a regular $1.00 Diamon King nail file to any Genii subscriber writing him resquesting one. This offer expires January 15, so hurry...
  • 1991 - World renowned magician Slydini passes away.
  • 1992 - Caesar's Palace house magician Jimmy Grippo dies.

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  • 1897 - Adelaide Herrmann, a month after her husband's death, she stood in his place in front of a firing squad at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and performed the Bullet Catch.
  • 1962 - Scottish close-up magician John Ramsay dies.
  • 1974 - Canadian magician John Giordmaine dies.

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  • 1885 - Joseph Ovette was born Giuseppe (Joseph) Olivo in South Italy
  • 1924 - Al Mann was born Gilbert S. Aleman in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1978 - Les Levante died

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  • 1945 - The live magic shows, "Mystery Time" was brought to Broadway by the Magician's Guild.
  • 1928 - Bill Woodfield, an Emmy-nominated movie and television producer and amateur magician, was born.
  • 1974 - Wilfrid Jonson, who wrote the " London Notes" column in Sphinx for over twenty-five years died.

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  • 1903 - Kalanag was born Helmut Ewald Schreiber in Germany.
  • 1816 - Compars Herrmann, also know as Carl was born in Hanover, Germany, the first of sixteen children which included his brother Alexander Herrmann.

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  • 1961 - A. C. Gilbert, an American inventor, athlete , toy-maker and businessman, died in Boston. Best known to magicians for his Mysto Magic Sets.

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  • 1898 - Jimmy Grippo, long time house magician at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, was born.
  • 1931 - Theodore DeLand, creator of packet tricks phenomenon between 1906 and 1915, died.

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  • 1987 - Rodolfo, one of the best known Hungarian magicians, died.
  • 2005 - Ron MacMillan, who traveled the world as the "Man with the Golden Hands", died.

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  • 1999 - Ricki Dunn, a successful entertainer best known for his pickpocket act, died.

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  • 1983 - After six years and with a reported budget of $4 million, Doug Henning's show Merlin unofficially opens at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 1928 - Karrell Fox was born in East Rainelle, West Virginia
  • 1995 - Francis Haxton, a building engineer by trade and an amateur card magician, died.
  • 1994 - Tony Kardyro, originator of the Dove Bag, died.

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