No one could dare the devil like Evel Knievel:
He didn't always make it -- but his American fans loved it: He was doing it to entertain and thrill them, after all.
When Evel Knievel said he would leap across the Snake River Canyon on his steam-powered rocket-slash-motorcycle, that got the world's attention. People said he must be crazy, but he meant it.
Evel Knievel shot out across the canyon but didn't make it. His parachute opened early, quite possibly saving his life.
But eight months...Full Story