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Knievel in 1979

Evel Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), born Robert Craig Knievel, was an American daredevil and entertainer. Knievel is known for trying to do more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in Idaho in the Skycycle, a steam-powered rocket. He has broken 433 broken bones during his career earned him a title in the Guinness Book of Records as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime".

Knievel was born on October 17, 1938 in Butte, Montana.[1] Knievel was married to Linda Joan Bork from 1959 until they divorced in 1997. He was married to Krystal Kennedy from 1999 until they divorced in 2001. Knievel had 4 children. Knievel died from pulmonary disease caused by diabetes in Clearwater, Florida on November 30, 2007, aged 69.[2]


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