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Ron MacMillan

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Ron MacMillan
BornRonald Richard George MacMillan
September 20, 1932
DiedJanuary 26, 2005 (age 72)
Benfleet, Essex

Ron MacMillan (September 20, 1932 - January 26, 2005) traveled the world as the "Man with the Golden Hands". MacMillan started magic while in the hospital at 18 when he was bored and suffering from tuberculosis. His nurse Teresa, who gave him a magic book, became his wife.


MacMillan won the International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Shield at Scarborough in 1957. His routine "Symphony of the Spheres" produced 14 billiard balls from around his body. He won second place in Manipulation category at the 1961 FISM in Switzerland.

Ron opened International Magic in London in 1962. He worked in the shop by day and performed magic at nightclubs and variety shows by night.

In 1972, he started the annual International Magic Convention. It is still affectionately known as "Ron's Day" and is now run by MacMillan 's family and close friends.[1]

MacMillan did his last show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1993.


  • Ron MacMillan's Symphony of the Spheres written by Lewis Ganson (1963)
  • Ron MacMillan's Modern Art of Coin Manipulation written by Walt Lees (1981)