New Hat Juggling World Records

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling once again surprises us in the Guinness World Records. An object little used by jugglers is on the list of world records: hats. In a recent compilation, Guinness Records shows us a video where three jugglers appear, each one of different nationality. The first is from India, the second from Armenia, and the third  …

Juggling World Records 2020

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The year 2020 gives us incredible surprises. Jugglers have gotten used to juggling in virtuality. Despite the confinement at home, our community keeps juggling actively through videos, conversations, and virtual workshops. The pandemic period gave us amazing juggling world records. The following list is about the records uploaded to the internet from January 2020 to …

Andrés Gómez obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Andrés Gómez, known as “The Machine,” will be remembered by all jugglers in the city of Medellín, Colombia. He was an inspiration for all generations of circus artists in Colombia. The tributes to his legacy will continue to carry his memory to the top. Andrés was born on December 12, 1983, in Medellín. His beginnings …

Ninette Mongador (Antoinette Chambeyron) Obituary

We are sorry to announce the passing of Antoinette Chambeyron, better known in the juggling world as Ninette Mongador. Ninette was born in France in 1928 into a juggling family. Her father, Georges Chambeyron, was a talented juggler and formed the famous juggling troupe The Mongadors around 1900. The juggling troupe worked in both circuses and in variety theaters. Ninette’s …

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Remembering Todd Smith

The juggling community has lost one of its most popular members and prop makers, Todd Smith. His close friend Arthur Lewbel has been kind enough to write his obituary, found below. Following the obituary is a link to an old Juggler’s World article about Todd and a collection of remembrances compiled by David Cain from the juggling community. **** Todd …

Remembering Rudi Schweitzer

We are sad to announce that Rudi Schweitzer, the well-known juggler from Frankfurt, Germany, passed away on June 22nd, 2020. Rudi, who was born on May 7th, 1939, specialized in using a derby hat, top hats, cigar boxes, and three balls. He initially worked as a locksmith before being trained in juggling by his uncle, Albert Schweitzer, who was a …

Billie Henderson obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) I deeply regret the death of Billie Lou Henderson on June 12, 2020. I had conversations with her for a couple of months. I wrote, thanks to her, an article about her family (can read it here). My dialogues with Billie were interrupted by various situations: the difference in country timezones, her age at the …

Ron Graham Obituary

We are sad to report the passing of former IJA President Ronald Graham (1935 – 2020) on July 6th, 2020. Ron was a well-known figure in the juggling world and nothing less than a major celebrity in the world of mathematics. To learn about his huge contributions to mathematics, you can read the obituary published by the American Mathematical Society …

Forest fire with fireballs

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling accidents are very common. I think that all jugglers have suffered some kind of injury with juggling. David Cain, in his article called “Juggling Related Injuries and Deaths,” reveals some of the craziest and most unimaginable accidents in juggling. Cases like that of juggler Paul Stephens who suffered second-degree burns from catching a burning …