Knievel jumps record 24 delivery trucks

MASON, Ohio, May 24 (UPI) -- Daredevil Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel jumped 24 delivery trucks Saturday night at the same Ohio amusement park where his dad sailed over 14 buses, WLWT.com said.
Madame Tussauds renders Knievel in wax

Madame Tussauds renders Knievel in wax

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds Las Vegas said it gave family and friends of the late Evel Knievel a sneak peek at its new wax rendering of the iconic stunt man.

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SAN JOSE , Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis says Hollywood is helping to shine a spotlight on the deadly lung disease.

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Daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, who had been in failing health for years, died Friday at age 69 in Florida.

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West, Knievel to seek mediation

TAMPA, Fla., July 12 (UPI) -- American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel and rapper Kanye West said they will seek mediation over a West video Knievel said infringed his trademark.

Knievel files suit over West music video

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Daredevil Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel has filed a suit in Florida accusing rapper Kanye West of violating his trademark image in a music video.

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Stunt rider leaps fountains at Caesar's

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- Mike Metzger has become the second man in history to jump a motocross bike over the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, doing a backflip in the air. Metzger made a perfect landing Thursday night completing a stunt that put Evel Knievel in a 29-day c

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Evel Knievel
LVP99111903 - 19 NOVEMBER 1999 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA: Daredevil Evel Knievel jumps across the fountains at Caesars Palace on his motorcycle in this file photo taken on December 31, 1967. Knievel was married, November 19, on the same spot 32 years later. jr/jr/FILE/LVNB UPI

Robert Craig Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), better known as the Evel Knievel (pronounced /ˈiːvəl kɨˈniːvəl/;), was an American motorcycle daredevil and entertainer famous in the United States and elsewhere between the late 1960s and early 1980s. Knievel's nationally televised motorcycle jumps, including his 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, represent four of the twenty most-watched ABC's Wide World of Sports events to date. His achievements and failures, including his record 37 broken bones, earned him several entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.

His son Robbie Knievel is also an accomplished motorcycle daredevil.

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was born in Butte, Montana, in 1938, the first of two children born to Robert E. and Ann Kehoe "Zippy" Knievel. His surname is of German origin; his great-great-grandparents on his father's side emigrated to the United States from Germany. Robert and Ann divorced in 1940, after the birth of their second child, Nic. Both parents decided to leave Butte. Evel was raised by paternal grandparents, Ignatius and Emma Knievel. At the age of eight, Robert Knievel attended a Joey Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show, to which he gave credit for his later career choice to become a motorcycle daredevil. Almost every jump he did was on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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