Kidd, Eddie

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Name
Kidd, Eddie Gender: M
born on 22 June 1959 at 16:55 (= 4:55 PM )
Place Islington, England, 51n33, 0w06
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°29' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°45 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°11'



Biography

British motorcycle stunt rider. One of three children, he was inspired at age 12 by the daredevil antics of Evel Knieval. At age 18, he established a record for the youngest ever to jump over 190 feet, over 14 schoolbuses. In the movie "Ridin' High," he plays the main character and performs the breath-taking stunt of jumping 30 feet over a railroad bridge fragment that had spanned a river several feet below while facing strong headwinds. In 1979 he crossed an 80 foot gap over a 50 foot drop above a viaduct .

He became one of the most sought-after daredevils on motorcycle for the film and advertising industries. In 1993 he beat out Evel Knieval's son Robbie for the stunt world championship. That same year he made a jump at the Great Wall of China. In 1996 he had a terrible accident at a Hells' Angels rally in Warwickshire. In an attempt to jump across a drag strip, he crashed into an incline and suffered severe head injuries. He has been wheelchair bound since then, with impaired speech and coordination difficulties.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1993 (Stunt world championship)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 5 August 1996 (Crash leaving him wheelchair bound)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Kidd's book, "Crawling from the Wreckage" (John Blake: 2001): "I was born in the Royal Free Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington, at 4.55pm ... on Monday, 22 June 1959."

Previously Sy quoted the "Star Birthday" column in the Scottish Daily Record, June 22, 2002, p. 37, for an unsourced time of 1:15 AM.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Stunt work
  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Stunts on motorbikes)

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