Evel Knievel — American Entertainer born on October 17, 1938,

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was an American daredevil and entertainer. Over his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps, and, in 1974, a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. During his career he suffered more than 433 bone fractures, 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. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999... (wikipedia)