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Evel Knievel

  • Original Name Robert Craig
  • Birth 17 Oct 1938 Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
  • Death 30 Nov 2007 Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
  • Memorial ID 23179852

Daredevil, Entertainer. Robert Knievel was born in Butte, Montana. He was a motorcycle daredevil whose daring and highly publicized motorcycle jumps, including attempting to jump over the Snake River canyon, made him a household name. Despite suffering a series of major injuries during stunts, he had a long career in stunt riding. He is immortalized in Washington's Smithsonian Institution as "America's Legendary Daredevil." His son, Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel, has carried on in his father's daredevil footsteps as a motorcycle stunt entertainer.

Bio by: Fred Beisser

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Butte Montana
Words To Live For
Faith Heathl Education Love
Work Honorability Dream
Believe In Jesus Christ
Motorcyclist & Daredevil
A Mile-Long Leap Of The
Snake River Canyon
From This Point On Sept. 8, 1974
Employing A Unique "Sky Cycle"
A Man Can Fall Many Times in Life
But He's Never A Failure If He
Tries To Get Up





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 30 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23179852
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Evel Knievel (17 Oct 1938–30 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23179852, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .