Celebrating London Ontario's 150th anniversary in October 2005, 150 London natives were
chosen by the London Free Press to honour those who helped define this city. Garth Hudson
came in #35, beating out other London Ontario natives such as:
Of course John Graves Simcoe, the founder of London, was #1.
Other notable London natives:
- Karen Baldwin, Miss Universe 1982, at # 36.
- Jenny Jones (Janina Stronski), the Trash TV star of the mid 90's, #41.
- Martin Boundy (that Garth will remember as the ex conductor of the London
- John K. Labatt, the beer brewer and founder of Labatt Beer, #96.
- Tommy Hunter, the Country music singer, #111.
- George (Mooney) Gibson Baseball, catcher who won the 1909 World Series with
the Pittsburg Pirates beating the Detroit Tigers, #132.
- Dr. Charles Drake, the neurosurgeon who saved Della Reese's life, #3.
- Victor Garber, the movie actor (Titanic, Sleepless in Seattle etc.. ), #6.
- Guy Lombardo, band leader, #8.
- Dr. Fred Banting, discoverer of Insulin, #10.
- Salli Terri, the opera singer, #43.
- Hume Cronyn, the movie actor, #63.