Common Threads by Ron Dayton

Common Threads

“Historical Information”
By
Ronald J. Dayton

It’s interesting to consider how many things in our lives are inter-connected in one way or another. I thought about this when thinking of my own birth date. I wondered who in the world of magic might share that common bond. Below is a list of months, and a sampling of well known people in magic who were born under your sign. This sampling is comprised of dates and names researched by Mr. Don Lamb of Waukesha, WI.


JANUARY: 3rd – BOSCO, 5th – WALTER JEANS, 12th – KRESKIN, 15th – JACK CHANIN, 23rd – KALANAG & JOHN CARNEY.

FEBRUARY: 2nd – STEWART JUDAH, 3rd – JOHN HENRY ANDERSON, 10th – RICHARD ROSS, 16th – EDGAR BERGAN & CHESTER MORRIS, 19th – FU MANCHU, ’22nd – TED ANNEMAN & DON ALAN, 23rd – DR. HARLAN TARBELL.

MARCH: 1st – FREDERICK EUGENE POWELL, 5th DON LAWTON, 10th -RON DAYTON, 20th – DAVID SEEBACH1 23rd – MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER, 24th -HARRY HOUDINI, 26th – T. NELSON DOWNS, 29th-BOBBY J. GALLO.

APRIL: 2nd – CHUNG LING SOO, 7th – PAUL DANIELS, 11th -MARK WILSON, 18th JOSEPH DUNNINGER, 24th – SID LORRAINE. 30th – BILL WISCH.

MAY: 3rd – DOUGH HENNING & PERCY ABBOTT, 7th – FRANK DUCROT, 8th – BILL LARSEN JR., 21st – GENE ANDERSON, 29th – CHARLIE MILLER, 30th – BRUCE ELLIOTT, 31st -NATE LEIPZIG.

JUNE: 2nd – GERRIE LARSEN JAFFE, 9th JOHN MULHOLLAND, 10th -DAI VERNON, 20th – BRUCE CERVON, 25th – MICHAEL AMMAR;

JULY: 10th – HEN FETSCH, 11th – KELLAR, 14th – CARTER, 19th -HOFZINSER, 20th – HOWARD THURSTON, 24th – JANE THURSTON.

AUGUST: 5th – JOHN CALVERT, 18th – JOHN NORTHERN HILLIARD, 19th – PAUL CURRY, 31st – SAM S. SHARPE.

SEPTEMBER: 1st – BILL NEFF, 5th – KEN GRIFFIN, 10th – IRA DAVENPORT, 12th – WALTER GIBSON, 23rd – GUY JARRETT, 27th – HARRY BLACKSTONE SR.

OCTOBER: 3rd – DANTE, 6th – MICHAEL WEBER, 11th – R. C. BUFF, 13th – DUKE STERN& CARYL FLEMING, 14th -HARRY ANDERSON, 15th – GENE GORDON, 19th – AL LEECH, 20th – DELL O’DELL, 21st – MARTIN GARDNER, 30th – TOPPER MARTYN.

NOVEMBER: 16th – ROBERT NELSON, 18th – DE KOLTA, 19th – FAUCET ROSS, 24th – RICHARDI JR. & CARDINI.

DECEMBER: 2nd – CHANG, 7th JEAN EUGENE ROBERT-HOUDIN, 8th -LA FOLETTE, 12th – HARRY WILLARD & FRANCES WILLARD, 22nd – JOHN NEVIL MASKELYNE, 30th – JEAN HUGARD.


We at I.C.O.M realize that this is only the tip of the iceberg, there are many, many more names and dates which may apply.

If you know of others which have been verified and would care to share them with other members, please feel free to do so.

The more history and knowledge you can accumulate, the easier your goals will be to achieve.

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