POWERHOUSE professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah SEA EAGLES of the NRL, a former Australian Schoolboy rep in 2002 signing with the Canberra RAIDERS and over five seasons played under 18’s, under 20’s and reserve grade, sensationally making his NRL debut in round 16 of the 2011 season for the Gold Coast TITANS, signing with the SEA EAGLES in 2013 for a 2 year deal, and was included in Queensland’s 2014 emerging talent squad and touted as a possible State of Origin selection for the MAROONS in 2014!
FUN FACTS: Reportedly the fastest player at the Sea Eagles over 40 metres, Lawrence is helping to raise awareness and funds as an ambassador for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) who aim to provide people with ASD with the opportunity to realise their unique potential, as well as providing much needed support to their families, carers, friends and colleagues.
AWESOME American actor who started at an early age in TV’s SAVED BY THE BELL: THE NEW CLASS, as buff All-American linebacker Gerry in Disney’s REMEMBER THE TITANS, shellshocked paratrooper in big screen blockbuster SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, voiced Jedidiah in RANGO, and most popularly as family oriented biker Opie Winston in FX cult show SONS OF ANARCHY!
FUN FACTS: Originally a recurring cast member in Season 1 of SONS OF ANARCHY, Hurst was immediately promoted to main cast member in Season 2 as he’d become a huge fan favorite, and was awarded the prestigious Satellite award for Best Supporting Actor for the role in 2011!
EXOTIC EXILED princess and heir to the Iron Throne and Seven Kingdoms, only surviving child of King Aerys II Targaryen who was ousted in the Robert’s rebellion from the popular fantasy books & hit HBO TV series GAME OF THRONES, sold by her brother into marriage to the Dothraki chiefton Khal Drogo, before sensationally hatching three dragons - the first seen in the world for hundreds of years - by placing her petrified dragon eggs on her husband’s funeral pyre and then bravely walking untouched into the flames to claim them, played by English actress Emilia Clarke!
FUN FACTS: Sometimes called Dany in the 1st season of GAME OF THRONES by her brother Viserys, Daenerys is formally known as Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and First men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons!
FABULOUS American Actress famous for her role as the sarcastic & lazy Peggy Bundy on cult TV sitcom MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN, for voicing the character of purple haired cyclopian spaceship captain Leela on animated sci-fi series FUTURAMA, starred in comedy series 8 SIMPLE RULES, and sensationally won a Golden Globe in 2011 for portraying tough SAMCRO biker matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow in hit FX drama series SONS OF ANARCHY!
FUN FACTS: An accomplished singer & songwriter, in 2013 Sagal made a popular cameo on TV’s GLEE as wheelchair bound Artie Abraham’s mother Nancy!
SENSATIONAL Swiss born footballer playing for Australian A-league club MELBOURNE HEART, also represents for the Liberia National Football team at international level, won international youth caps for the Swiss national under 15 & under 16 sides, joined Canadian Soccer League side Brantford GALAXY in 2010, then playing for FK Željezničar Sarajevo to prestigiously win ‘the double’ (League and Cup titles)!
FUN FACTS: A big fan favourite, Gerhardt is a popular utility player with considerable international experience and known on the field for his strength, technical skill, heading ability and industrious work rate!
AWESOME English screenwriter and actor famous for playing 15 year old schoolboy Nathan Maloney in groundbreaking TV series QUEER AS FOLK, Gregor Ryder in WB TV series YOUNG AMERICANS, and SAMCRO prince Jackson “Jax” Teller in smash hit biker series SONS OF ANARCHY, starred in movies COLD MOUNTAIN (2003), GREEN STREET (2005) & PACIFIC RIM (2013), and was recently cast in the big screen version of novel 50 SHADES OF GREY - but has withdrawn from the film due to conflicts with his SONS OF ANARCHY schedule!
FUN FACTS: Since 2008 Hunnam has received a Critic’s Choice Television Award nomination, 2 EWwy Award nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Drama series and a PAAFTJ Award for Best Cast in a Drama series for his role in Californian motorcycle club series SONS OF ANARCHY!
Day 157: FRANKIE KNUCKLES - Godfather of House Music
AWESOME American DJ, record producer and remixer who played a major role in developing and popularising house music in the 1980’s, often known as “The Godfather of House Music” won the 1997 Grammy Award for remixer of the Year, with multiple hit releases and remixes his track “Your Love” appeared on the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and in 2005 was sensationally inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame… DJ FRANKIE KNUCKLES!
FUN FACTS: In 2004 the city of Chicago named a stretch of street after Knuckles, “Frankie Knuckles Way” and the city declared 25 August 2004 as Frankie Knuckles Day… The Illiniois state senator who helped make it happen was Barack Obama.
Sadly Frankie Knuckles passed away in Chicago on March 31, 2014 due to complications related to diabetes.
MASSIVE 6’3 rugby league prop for NRL super team the Melbourne STORM, played junior football for the Western Suburbs ROSELLAS of the Newcastle Rugby League before being signed to the Newcastle KNIGHTS and playing for the NYC team in 2008 & 2009, sensationally signing with the STORM in 2012and renowned for his mobility and ball-playing skills!
FUN FACTS: In round 14 of the 2013 NRL season Mitch made his NRL debut for the STORM against his former club the Newcastle KNIGHTS!
OUTRAGEOUS AIR-HOSTESS Alter-ego of Australian comedian CAROLINE REID, who focuses on the nutty nuances of air travel with a wicked camp humour, star of her own TV talk show THE PAM ANN SHOW on the Foxtel comedy channel, hilariously hosted the 2009 Mardi Gras live broadcast airing in over 2 million households, has appeared on TV’s Project Runway UK and Britain’s Next Top Model, accompanied Cher on her farewell tour, and fabulously sells out tours globally!
FUN FACTS: The glamorous Pam Ann has developed a cult-like international following and counts Elton John, Cher, Rok Starroad and Madonna as fans!