NIAGARA FALLS - DAREDEVILS

CHRONOLOGICAL
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OVER THE FALLS
     
Year Name Date
     
1901 Annie Taylor October 24th
1911 Bobby Leach July 25th
1920 Charles Stephens July 11th
1928 Jean Lussier July 4th
1930 George Strathakis July 4th
1951 William "Red" Hill Jr. August 5th
1960 Roger Woodward (accident) July 9th
1961 Nathan Boya (aka:William Fitzgerald) July 15th
1984 Karel Soucek July 2nd
1985 Steven Trotter August 19th
1985 David Munday October 5th
1989 Jeffery Petkovic (with partner) September 28th
1989 Peter Dibernardi (with partner) September 28th
1990 Jessie Sharp June 5th
1993 David Munday August 26th
1995 Lori Martin (with partner) June 18th
1995 Steven Trotter (with partner) June 18th
1995 Robert Overacker October 1st
2003 Kirk Raymond Jones October 20th
2009 Mr. Y - (failed attempted suicide) March 11th
2012 Mr. Z - (failed attempted suicide) May 21st

 

FUNAMBULISTS (Tight Rope/Wire Walkers)
     
Year Name Date
     
1859 Blondin  (Jean Francois Gravelot) June 30th to September
1860 Blondin  (Jean Francois Gravelot) June 6th to September
1860 Farini  (William Leonard Hunt) August to September
1865 Harry Leslie June 15th
1869 Andrew "Professor" Jenkins August 25th
1873 Henry Balleni August 25th
1873 Stephen Peer September 10th
1874 Stephen Peer July 27th
1876 Maria Spelterina July 8th
1887 Stephen Peer June 22nd
1890 Samuel Dixon September 6th
1891 Samuel Dixon July 17th
1892 Clifford Caverley October 12th
1893 Clifford Caverley July 1st
1896 James Hardy July 1st
1897 D.H. McDonald

April 3rd

1910

Oscar Williams

June 14th

1911

Oscar Williams

June 28th

1975

Henri Rachatin

June 4th

2002 Jay Cochrane Summer (multiple walks structure to structure)
2005 Jay Cochrane Summer (multiple walks structure to structure)
2007 Jay Cochrane Summer (multiple walks structure to structure)
2012 Nik Wallenda June 15th
2012 Jay Cochrane Summer (multiple walks structure to structure) 

 

WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS BARREL RIDERS
     
Year Name Date
     
1886 Carlisle Graham July 11th
1886 William Potts - George Hazlett August 8th
1886 Carlisle Graham August 22nd
1886 George Hazlett - Sadie Allen November 24th
1887 Carlisle Graham June 15th
1889 Carlisle Graham August 24th
1898 Bobby Leach June 13th
1898 Bobby Leach June 20th
1901 Martha Wagenfurher September 6th
1901 Maud Willard September 7th
1910 Bobby Leach September 24th
1911 Bobby Leach June 28th
1930 William "Red" Hill May 30th
1931 William "Red" Hill May 31st
1945 William "Red" Hill Jr. July 8th
1948 William "Red" Hill Jr. September 1st
1949 Major Lloyd Hill July 30th
1950 Major Lloyd Hill August 6th
1954 Major Lloyd Hill July 31st
1956 Major Lloyd Hill July 30th
1977 Karel Soucek June 11th
1987 David Munday October 13th

 

WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS BOATERS
     
Year Name Date
     
1887 C.A. Percy August 28th
1888 Robert Flack July 4th
1888 C.A. Percy September 16th
1889 Robert Campbell September 15th
1900 Peter Nissen July 9th
1901 Peter Nissen October 12th
1910 Captain Klaus Larsen September 18th
1911 Peter Langaard October 24th
1911 Captain Klaus Larsen October 28th & October 29th
1961 Raymond Weaver July 23rd
1977 Kenneth Lagergren October 31st
1974 Edward Friedland July 28th
1981 Chris Spelius October 14th
1981 Don Wheedon October 14th
1981 Carrie Ashton October 14th
1981 Kenneth Lagergren October 14th

 

WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS RAFTERS
     
Year Name Date
     
1972 Niagara White Water Raft Company August 5th to August 14th
1975 Jim Sarten July 4th
1975 Niagara Gorge River Trips August 29th

 

PARACHUTE JUMPERS
     
Date Name Place
     

1879

May 28 H.P. Peer Upper Suspension Bridge

1886 

Nov 7 Lawrence Donovan Upper Suspension Bridge
1890 May 3 I. Athey Upper Suspension Bridge
1908 July 1 Bobby Leach Upper Steel Arch Bridge
1920 July 1 Bobby Leach from plane with parachute
1925 Oct 10 Bobby Leach from plane with parachute
1927 Sept 15 Vincent Taylor Upper Steel Arch Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

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