I see that Google has noticed that today marks Erik Weisz's 137th birthday.
Harry Houdini, that's who. He's still recognized as one of the greatest stage magicians and escape artists who ever lived. And, it's worth noting, he lives on in a number of mystery authors' fertile imaginations. I recently read "The Last Illusion," one of Rhys Bowen's marvelous Molly Murphy mysteries, in which Houdini plays a major role. Some of his illusions and escapes remain provocative mysteries today.