Died: May 26, 1647 · Hartford, CT
Romance: John Young
Parents: Achsah Young (Father)
Children: Alice Beamon (Young) (Daughter)
Authors: Bram Stoker · Tim Wynne-Jones
First published: May 26, 1897
Number of pages: 239
Characters: Count Dracula · Abraham Van Helsing · Lucy Westenra · Jonathan Harker · Renfield · Quincey Morris · Dr. Joan Seward · Arthur Holmwood
Adaptations: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) · Dracula Untold (2014) · Dracula (1931) · Nosferatu (1922) · Horror of Dracula (1958) · Dracula 2000 (2000) · Dracula 3D (2012) · Dracula (1979) · Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) · Dracula (2006) · Count Dracula (1970) · Dracula’s Daughter (1936) · Count Dracula (1977) · Dracula · Blacula (1972)
Genres: Gothic fiction · Horror
Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel Jr. (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007) was an American stunt performer. Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps; in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket.
Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. He died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida in 2007, aged 69.
After the Snake River jump, Knievel returned to motorcycle jumping with ABC’s Wide World of Sports televising several jumps. On May 26, 1975, in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London, Knievel crashed while trying to land a jump over 13 redundant single-deck AEC Merlin buses (the term “London Buses” used in earlier publicity had led to the belief that the attempt was to be made over the higher and more traditional AEC Routemaster double-decker type).
After the crash, despite breaking his pelvis, Knievel addressed the audience and announced his retirement by stating, “Ladies and gentlemen of this wonderful country, I’ve got to tell you that you are the last people in the world who will ever see me jump. Because I will never, ever, ever jump again. I’m through.” Near shock and not yielding to Frank Gifford’s (of ABC’s Wide World of Sports) plea to use a stretcher, Knievel walked off the Wembley pitch stating, “I came in walking, I went out walking!”