Tuesday, September 08, 2009

35 Years Ago: Evel Knievel

September 8, 1974: daredevil/American folk hero Evel Knievel attempts to jump Wyoming's Snake River Canyon in a rocket. One of the few Knievel jumps not televised on ABC's WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS, the Snake River stunt was broadcast over closed circuit. How many people paid to see this live in a movie theater?

So, did he make it? Check out this cool 1974 footage to find out (this YouTube clip is unable to be embedded here)!

Click here to see Evel Knievel jump over Snake River Canyon.

2 comments:

Tosser said...

I think this was the Idaho Snake River Canyon, not the Wyoming one.

Mitch & Cindy said...

The King ... RIP.