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October 25, 1975 – Evel Knievel’s longest jump
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October 25, 1975 – Evel Knievel’s longest jump

American stuntman Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel, achieved his personal best in distance after jumping 133 feet over 14 Greyhound buses on this day in 1975 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. In doing so he suffered at least 433 bone fractures, earning him a Guinness World Record for most bones broken in a lifetime. https://youtu.be/ratqB20diYE?t=84 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 most buses on...
October 8, 1983 – Motorsports racer & entertainer Travis Pastrana is born
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October 8, 1983 – Motorsports racer & entertainer Travis Pastrana is born

You may know him from winning the first ever X Games MotoX Freestyle event in 1999? Maybe it was his multiple motorcross racing championships? Or you follow his lively rally racing career. Perhaps, you just know him as the host of Nitro Circus. One way or another, if you're a fan of things with wheels, you've probably heard of Travis Pastrana, who was born on this day in 1983. While Pastrana earned his reputation on two wheels, he's no stranger to all types of vehicles. He has participated in the Global RallyCross Championship, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Monster Jam or other series revolving around supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. Of course, he's also fond of non car related stunts. Remember when he jumped out of a plane without a parachute? Above: Pastr...

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