- After his parents separated, he and his brother were raised by his grandparents.
- First daredevil jump was to drum up business at his motorcycle shop. He jumped over 40 parked cars and crashed into a box of rattlesnakes at the end.
- Famously crashed at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve, 1967, and ended up in a coma for a month.
- During his Snake River Canyon jump in 1974, his parachute deployed early, causing him to drift to the bottom of the canyon floor. He suffered only minor injuries.
- Hometown Butte celebrates "Evel Knievel Days" every July.
- Tracey McCloud — Daughter
- Robert Knievel — Father
- Ignatius Knievel — Grandfather
- Alicia Vincent — Daughter
- Krystal Kennedy — Ex-wife
- Nic Knievel — Brother
- Linda Joan Bork — Ex-wife
- Kelly Knievel — Son
- Robbie Knievel — Son
- Emma Knievel — Grandmother
- Ann Knievel — Mother
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