THE WEEK IN HOUDINI HISTORY
Oct. 4, 1926: Houdini’s “3 Show in One” opens at the Providence Opera House in Providence, RI. [story]
Oct. 5, 1892: Mayer Samuel Weiss dies at age 63 at Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
Oct. 6, 1962: Leopold Weiss commits suicide by jumping off the roof of his apartment building in Inwood. [more]
Oct. 7, 1907: Houdini dives handcuffed from Spreckle's Wharf into San Diego Bay. [story]
Oct. 8, 1976: The Great Houdinis starring Paul Michael Glaser and Sally Struthers airs as ABC Friday Night Movie. [more]
Oct. 9, 1922: Suspended straitjacket escape from Fyfe Bldg in Detroit, Michigan. [more]
Oct. 10, 1919: Houdini begins filming Terror Island at the Famous Players-Lasky Studio in Hollywood