American stuntman Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel, completed his longest motorcycle jump on this day in 1975, clearing 133 feet over 14 Greyhound buses. The jump occurred at Kings Island, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his career as a daredevil, Evel Knievel jumped a Harley Davidson motorcycle more than 75 times, flying through the air ramp-to ramp. His profession led to at least 433 bone fractures, earning him a Guinness World Record for most bones broken in a lifetime.
Video: The Kings Island Jump. Top: Evel Knievel jump at Kings Island. Via Cincinnati Enquirer.
Evel came out of retirement to make the Kings Island jump, which ABC broadcast on its show “Wide World of Sports.” Evel Knievel's jump set the world record for jumping the ...