Magicpedia:Selected anniversaries/January 17
From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
- 1852 - Saram Ellison, co-founder of The Society of American Magicians, was born.
- 1881 - Harry Price, psychic researcher and author, was born.
- 1914 - Edward Emerson Ford McQuaid, known as Roy Benson, was born in Courbevoie, France.
- 1921 - P. T. Selbit performs his illusion of sawing a woman in half at the Finsbury Park Empire.
- 1933 - Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz, better known as Shari Lewis, was born.
- 1942 - Champion boxer and amateur magician, Mohamed Ali, was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.