1982 – Today is the anniversary of a momentous moment in Knight Rider history: 31 years ago today, Las Vegas cop Michael Long was shot by industrial saboteurs, kickstarting a series of events that would lead to his second life as a lone crusader in a dangerous world… the world of the Knight Rider!
1983 – After a promotional tour of South Africa, David Hasselhoff returned to the States to play the part of Michael Knight’s evil, African-themed twin Garthe Knight. Yes, the fan-favourite episode Goliath started filming on August 8th, 1983 on location in Las Vegas.
1986 – August 8 was also a sad day in the Knight Rider calendar: the last episode of Knight Rider ever in Prime Time on NBC ran on this date. The show was Redemption of a Champion, guest starring Ken Norton as a former boxing champ who Michael must persuade not to get back in the ring. Promoter Don King makes a special appearance along with a host of former boxers including Jerry Quarry, Carlos Palomino and Danny Lopez.