|Jack S. Birnman|
|Born||May 6, 1920|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||May 6, 1997 (age 77) |
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Maryland
Jack Birnman (1920-1997), a salesman for a large glass company, was an amateur magician known for his original card magic and sleights.
Birnman became interested in magic at about age 12 when he got a Mysto Magic Set from a cousin. Soon after his family moved to Washington, D.C.
He was also devoted to composing checker problems. In 1975, he represented America in the World Championship Stroke Composition Checker Tournament and tied for first place.
Publications and contributions
- The Looking Glass Summer 1996 Higher Math
- The Looking Glass Winter 1996 The Dyslexic Psychic
- The Looking Glass Winter 1998 My Spectator, My Clairvoyant
- Bulls-Eye" in Apocalypse
- Best of Friends Vol. I by Harry Lorayne (1982), Jack Birnman, page 477
- Genii, Vol. 60, No. 9, July, 1997, IN MEMORIUM Jack Birnman, page 85