46 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Birthday Book & Variations
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Mysteries of the Zodiac elaborate, mathematical selection procedure
Also published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 116
Unknown Die Geheimnisse des Thierkreises elaborate, mathematical selection procedure, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 4
E. Leslie May The Fortune Telling Book two decks and two spectators, fortune-telling book with cards for each dates, selections match cards on birth date
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 40) 197
Des Colgan Diary Dice-Card card chosen by throwing a pair of dice, card in diary at that date matches prediction
May 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 105
Robert Cassidy The Telepathic Diary birthday is looked up in book, card written next to the date is found inside envelope as a prediction
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 12
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 4
Robert Cassidy The Devil's Diary card at though of day is in envelope
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 296) 1477
Alex Elmsley The Book of Fortunes humorous presentation, selection derived at by "power-of-thought"-coincidence is predicted in book
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 347
Karl Fulves Birthday Value, Birthday Suit two decks, reversed card in one deck, birthday count procedure with other deck to arrive at a "birthday card", it matches prediction
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 3) 18
Philip T. Goldstein The Diary Trick credit information and references
1993 Verbatim (Issue 4) 32
Alex Elmsley Fate's Datebook part of "The Dazzle Act" (starting on page 425 until the end of the book), using a improvisational type of selection procedure
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 433
Karl Fulves Day One date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry
Variations 1994 Crooked Tales 35
Simon Aronson Happy Birthday odd-backed card matches spectator's birthday card in date book
Inspired byVariations 1995 Simply Simon 96
Simon Aronson The Calendar Card card chosen by spectator matches card on spectator's birthday in calendar list
1995 Simply Simon 103
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index
Variations 1995 Simply Simon 249
Michael Close The Birthday Book memorized deck
1996 Workers Number 5 156
Karl Fulves Open Season with repeat phase
1996 13 Prophets 19
Sam Schwartz Devil's Date "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed card in deck
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 40
Sam Schwartz Fate Accompli "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed
1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 41
Peter Duffie Double Vision any red and black cards removed from face-up spread, values added, that day in calendar has both those cards written next to it, both also predicted in envelope
1996 Untold 1
Karl Fulves Cast A Card
1997 Day For Any Date 10
Karl Fulves The Tomorrow Card
1997 Day For Any Date 39
Peter Duffie The Diary of Delusion Two cards cut to are used to choose a date in a pocket diary - the two cards form a composite card, which is predicted in the diary at that date
1997 Effortless Card Magic 69
John Morgan The "Birthday" Book birthday book, shuffled deck one card freely selected
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 83
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Diary spectator cuts off pile and counts court cards for month and either red or black number cards for day, forcing a day with a stack, word in calendar predicted
1998 Deck Direct 2
Ted Danson It's a Date card in envelope, matches card written on birthdate in diary
1998 Come A Little Closer 27
Tony Griffith The Bilton Diary
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 110
Peter Duffie Easy-Going Diary combined with name on back of cards
2000 New Inspirations 15
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Accidental Diary sixteen-card Unicycle Stack, using George Sands's "One to Eight" principle
Variations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 70
Basil Horwitz Challenge Diary Body Language Test
2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 5 31
Tony Griffith Rainbow Prediction birthday theme, prediction joker, card and also back, rainbow deck
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 46
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Versatile Diary randomly filled diary, day chosen via packet counting and not birthday, using Killer Count
2004 Killer Koncepts 17
Peter Duffie Pure Devilry
  • Phase One - Fortuity
  • Phase Two - A Date to Remember
Inspired by 2004 Subtle Miracles 120
Barrie Richardson Birthday Cards three phases, paper clip gimmick
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Summer 2002
2005 Act Two 144
Jack Avis A Variation on the Diary Trick red/blue double backer
2006 Rara Avis 46
Michael Powers Psychic Birthday Predictor selection matches card written on spectator's birthday in birthday calendar, card also predicted in envelope
Also published here
  • Channel One No. 10
2006 Power Plays 52
Justin Higham Fate, Chance, Freewill featuring a multiple out force
Variations 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 347
Lewis Jones Make My Day date chosen with cards, card in diary at that date matches prediction
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 150
Alexander de Cova, Patrick Page Der Kalendertrick
Inspired by
  • "Old Moore's Diary" (Patrick Page)
2011 Seminar-Leviten 11
Patrick Page, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ted Dansons' Diary Trick with two variations
2011 Magic Page by Page 96
Patrick Page, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Ultimate Variation: Old Moore's Diary
Related to
  • Arun Bonerjee's "Another Diary" in "Club 71" Easter, 2000. P. 67.
2011 Magic Page by Page 99
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Diary odd-backed card in deck, any date named, they match in diary, method guessing from Kreskin's radio performance
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 566
Simon Aronson No-Stack Datebook Birthday book effect without stack, based on formula
2014 Art Decko 179
Simon Aronson Fate Accompli Birthday book effect, based on Fate, without gaffs, duplicates or index
Inspired by 2014 Art Decko 179
Simon Aronson Birthday Backer Combining Birthday Book with a special double backer
Inspired by 2014 Art Decko 204