Evel Knievel

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Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Butte, MT
Death Date
Nov 30, 2007 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Butte, MT
Death Date
Nov 30, 2007 (69)

About

Famed daredevil motorcyclist and cultural icon who jumped over 50 cars at the L.A. Coliseum. He was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for having "the most broken bones in a lifetime" after failing to jump Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket.

Before Fame

He earned his nickname while he was jailed next to a man named Knofel (Awful Knofel and Evel Knievel).

Trivia

He once jumped over the Grand Canyon on his motorcycle.

Family Life

He was born Robert Craig Knievel, Jr. In 1959, he married Linda Bork, with whom he had sons, Robbie and Kelly, and girls, Tracey and Alicia. In 1999, he'd remarry to Krystal Kennedy for two years before divorcing in 2001.

Associated With

George Hamilton played him in the film Evel Knievel.