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David Blaine

Born Apr 4, 1973

David Blaine is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has set and broken several world records.

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1973 Birth Born on April 4, 1973.


1997 24 Years Old On May 19, 1997, Blaine's first television special, David Blaine: Street Magic aired on then NBC. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old On April 5, 1999, Blaine was entombed in an underground plastic box underneath a 3-ton water-filled tank for seven days, across from Trump Place on 68th St. and Riverside Drive. … Read More
2000 27 Years Old On November 27, 2000, Blaine began a stunt called "Frozen in Time," which was covered on a TV special. … Read More
2002 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 22, 2002, a crane lifted Blaine onto a 100-foot (30 m) high and 22-inch (.56 m) wide pillar in Bryant Park, New York City. … Read More


2003 30 Years Old On September 5, 2003, Blaine began his 44-day endurance stunt sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case suspended 9 metres (30 ft) in the air next to Potters Fields Park on the south bank of the River Thames, the area between City Hall and Tower Bridge in London. … Read More
On May 17, 2006, Blaine was submerged in an diameter, water-filled sphere (isotonic saline, .9% salt) in front of the Lincoln Center in New York City for a planned seven days and seven nights, using tubes for air and nutrition. … Read More
After failing to surpass the then-current record of unassisted static apnea in his previous attempt Drowned Alive, Blaine appeared on the April 30, 2008 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, announcing that he would attempt to break the Guinness World Record for oxygen assisted static apnea set by Peter Colat of Switzerland on February 10, 2008. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old On June 17, 2011, Blaine announced on a live video chat that he would be doing a show in May 2012. … Read More
2012 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 5, 2012, Blaine began performing a 72-hour endurance stunt called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" atop a 22-foot high pillar on Pier 54 in New York City, produced by Intel and Vice and livestreamed via YouTube. … Read More


2013 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Blaine starred in a 90-minute ABC television special, "David Blaine: Real or Magic", on November 19, 2013. … Read More
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