David Kirke (bungee jumper)

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David Kirke (born 1945) is a founding member of the Dangerous Sports Club and was the first man to perform the modern bungee jump in 1979.[1]

He studied at Wellington College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he studied English and philosophy. After a brief spell as a publisher in London, he returned to Oxford in the late 1960s and co-founded the Dangerous Sports Club with Edward Hulton.


  1. ^ "World's 'first' bungee jump in Bristol captured on film - BBC News". BBC News. 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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