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Evel Knievel, the Most Legendary Daredevil of the 20th Century
Evel Knievel’s daring motorcycle jumps AND crashes are legendary
October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007) was an American daredevil, painter, entertainer, and international icon. He attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980, and, in 1974, a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon (which failed) in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. During his career he suffered more than 433 bone fractures, thereby earning an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones broken in a lifetime”. Knievel died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. In his obituary in the British newspaper The Times, Knievel was described as one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999
In a time when America was looking for a hero, Evel Knievel stepped up in his iconic red, white and blue leather jumpsuit and cape and captured the hearts and imaginations of an entire world. His daring motorcycle jumps became national events and broadcast around the globe, covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports. He was larger than life; admired and loved by millions of fans the world over.