Harry houdini's real name?

Harry Houdini claimed that he was born April 6, 1874 in Appleton, Wisconsin. In fact, he was born with the name Ehrich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. Ehrich's idol was the great French magician Robert-Houdin. When Ehrich started performing magic before small groups, he added an "i" to the end of his hero's name and called himself "Houdini." The "Harry" is most likely an American version of his childhood nickname Ehrie.