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 ABC. "It really, really does break new ground," said Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller. … 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, as part of a stunt titled "Buried Alive". … Read More
2000 27 Years Old On November 27, 2000, Blaine performed 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 high and wide pillar in Bryant Park, New York City. … Read More


2003 30 Years Old On September 5, 2003, Blaine began an endurance stunt in which he was sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case. … Read More
2006 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 1, 2006, Blaine began his Drowned Alive stunt, which lasted seven days and involved a submersion in an diameter, water-filled sphere containing isotonic saline in front of the Lincoln Center in New York City. … Read More
2008 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Blaine appeared on the April 30, 2008 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for oxygen assisted static apnea, following his failure to break the then-current record of unassisted static apnea in his previous attempt Drowned Alive. … Read More
2012 39 Years Old 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, which was streamed live on 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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