Knievel’s Caesars Palace Fountain in December 1967 was the jump that put him on the map. He ended up sustaining a crushed pelvis, broken femur, fractured hip, broken wrist, fractured ankles, and a concussion that left him in a coma for almost a month, but it squarely put him on the map for the world and more importantly, ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
Tha backstory of this jump is also very fascinating. He called the CEO of Caesars Palace repeatedly and pretended to be a writer for Sports Illustrated who was highly interested in writing about the jump. He ended up sealing the deal, and while the jump was somewhat of a physical disaster for him, it made him famous overnight and began the lucrative career of Evel Knievel.