On This Day: 1982

Today is an important date in Knight Rider mythology: 26 years ago today police officer Michael Long was shot in the face at point blank range in the Nevada desert.

He was found by millionaire industrialist Wilton Knight, who hired the best doctors and plastic surgeons in the country to give Michael a new face, modelled on his estranged son Garthe. The result: Michael Knight, who looked a lot like David Hasselhoff!

And so, the story began…

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