Evel Knievel
Date of Birth
Oct 17, 1938
Birth Place:
Butte, MT


A man who ultimately attained a reputation as the most accomplished "stunt" motorcycle rider of the late 20th century, Evel Knievel was born Robert Craig Knievel in Butte, MT, in 1938. He gravitated toward motorcycle-riding as a teenager, and soon developed an affinity for doing tricks on his cycle. Also during his adolescent years, Knievel took to athletics, excelled in ski-jumping, and played...