Evel Knievel, " The King of the Daredevils ". Undoubtedly one of the most popular sports figures of the 20th century. In the 1970's no one captivated America's attention more than Evel Knievel. His legendary motorcycle jump's seemed to defy gravity. He thrilled millions of adoring fans for over 20 years, jumping, crashing. and wheeling his way into the record books with his death defying stunts. For the greatest daredevil to ever live, no jump was too long, no challenge too great, and no fear to menacing.