9. Vanishing Statue of Liberty, David Copperfield
In 1983, David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear on live TV and in front of a live audience, sitting in front of the statue on Liberty Island. He raised a huge curtain between the statue and the audience. When the curtain was dropped, the statue was simply not there. He even used search lights and radar to show that there was no longer anything there. Then, in front of the stunned audience, the curtain was raised again, and this time when it dropped, the statue had returned.