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Magicpedia:Selected anniversaries/February 23

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  • 1890 - Harlan Tarbell (1890-1960), stage magician, illustrator and author of Tarbell Course in Magic, was born in the Illinois town of Delavan.
  • 1913 - P.C. Sorcar (1913-1971), stage name of the Indian magician Protul Chandra Sorcar, was born in India.
  • 1953 - Herman L. Weber (1900 - 1953), who performed as Namreh (Herman backwards), dies
  • 1954 - Jeff Busby was born.
  • 1964 - Milton Woodward, part of "Woodward and Cooper", dies in England at the age of 61.
  • 1969 - Carl Rosini (1885-1969), who performed for crowned heads of Europe, Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt, dies in Florida.
  • 1966 - Don Alan performs on the Mike Douglas Show.
  • 1995 - Norman Hunter, last surviving magician from Maskelyne's shows, dies at the age of 94.
  • 1995 - Playing card collector Fred Taylor dies in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 1999 - Folklorist, writer-editor and amateur magician Gershon Legman (1917-1999) dies.
  • 2012 - Magic dealer and publisher Martin Breese (1937-2012) dies.