Celebrating Houdini Day

A Day Soon Upon Us

Yes, it is 2020 on a Wednesday, looking forward Saturday which is Houdini Day. It is an honor to be writing for the official Houdini Day website and blog, if only because of our name. The photo above shows Houdini in the center, as he always. Although some did not like the magician, no one ever questioned his place in the very center of American magic.

Channeling the Master of Magic

On Saturday evening we will do what we always do which is try to communicate with Harry from beyond the grave. Hopeful that we will make that contact, we move forward. Even Houdini while alive doubted the existence of supernatural powers, yet there seemed to always be a part of him that wanted to believe.. If we believe, will we connect with him, the day of his death October 31st?

Houdini is a Part of the Whole Shebang


We are thrilled to announce that all of the various awards projects inherited by DIYdigi.com are going to be a part of the whole shebang to be celebrated on Houdini Day which is of course on October 31st, the day of Houdini’s death in 1926. Said Marketer Magician “Big Apple Awards and Houdini Day are joining forces with USmakeadifference and going to be the “go to” celebration for those making a difference i New York City and beyond!

Across America

“US Make a Difference” in its very title is encouraging members of the US (United States) to make a difference in their communities. And many are across America despite the challenges that currently exist.

Much to See

Keep your eyes open for more!

Houdini Could Not Escape Death But His Legend Lives On

The Houdini Legend

Houdini had the reputation of being able to escape from just about anything, but he could not escape death. He died on Halloween, 1926. But his death market not the end, but just the beginning of the build of his brand. He in life had been able to get hold of fascination by his audience and it was really “the people” who built the Houdini legend.

The Psyche of His Fans

Houdini has been the topic of many movie, documentaries and blog articles. It seems as if his name multiplies in terms of notoriety, daily. He is truly a viral success and all because he caught the public’s interest many years ago. His career was amazing from a marketing point of view in that he was always able to tape into the psyche’s of his audience.

Superhuman Ability

This brings up the question, why was Houdini so popular and what did he represent? To the various individuals who he performed for over time, saw him as a kind of superhero, able to escape from police handcuffs, walk through walls and even make an elephant vanish. The word is among some magicians was that he wasn’t a great conjurer but he was a terrific showman and he learned early on to give members of the public what they wanted: superhuman ability.

The Women in Houdini’s Life

The Women in Houdini’s Life

Houdini was one of the greatest marketers of all time. He impacted the world in so many ways. His life was like a series of work concentrated periods, much like a painter or sculptor. One of the most important influences for Harry Houdini were the women in his life: his mother and his wife.

Illusion Versus Reality

Houdini’s dream was to make his mother proud and to take care of her. This was one of the greatest motivators he had throughout his life. And even after she died, although he was a magician who peddled illusion for a living, his greatest hope was to contact his mother from beyond the grave.

Houdini Day

Bess Houdini, Harry’s wife, helped him throughout his career in many ways. She started out as his assistant and in later years represented his home life. While still alive Houdini and Mrs. Houdini agreed on a code so that whoever was to die first would try to contact the other, with the code authentication as proof of contact. Harry Houdini died first and absolute proof that he contacted his wife was never made. Houdini died on Halloween of 1926 which became known as “Houdini Day” the name of the website you are reading from right now.