|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.
- 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