Sir Frederick Grant Banting, KBE, MC, FRSC (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, doctor and Nobel laureate noted as one of the co-discoverers of insulin. In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the award money with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best. The Canadian government gave him a lifetime annuity to work on his research.
Jack Leonard "J.L. " Warner (August 2, 1892 – September 9, 1978), born Jacob Warner in London, Ontario, Canada, was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Warner's 45-year career was longer than that of any other traditional Hollywood studio mogul. As co-head of production at Warner Bros. Studios, he worked with his brother, Sam Warner, to procure the technology for the film industry's first talking picture.
Charles H. V. Christie (April 13, 1880 – October 1, 1955) was a motion picture studio owner. Born in London, Ontario, Canada, Charles and his brother Al left home to pursue a career in the fledgling motion picture industry. In Hollywood, California, they made enough money working in films to purchase a property at 6724 Hollywood Boulevard and set up their own Christie Film Company to make comedy movies. Charles was primarily the business administrator, while brother Al made films.
Greg Curnoe (1936–1992) was a Canadian painter known for his concentration on subjects associated with regionalism and London, Ontario. He became known for work similar to the pop art genre, which continued to parallel his later work. Curnoe was a founding member of the Nihilist Spasm Band. In London, Ontario he founded Region magazine in 1961, Region Gallery in 1962, and co-founded the Forest City Gallery, an artist-run centre in 1973. He co-founded CARFAC with Jack Chambers in 1968.
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian, then American bandleader and violinist. Forming "The Royal Canadians" in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown, Lombardo led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven. " The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million phonograph records during their lifetimes.
Alexander Keewatin Dewdney (born August 5, 1941 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher who has written a number of books on the future and implications of modern computing. He has also written one work of fiction, The Planiverse. Dewdney lives in London, Ontario, Canada where he holds the position of Professor Emeritus of the University of Western Ontario.
The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century English agricultural labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The rules of the society show it was clearly structured as a friendly society and operated as a trade-specific benefit society. But at the time, friendly societies had strong elements of what we now consider to be the predominant role of trade unions.
Christopher Dewdney (born May 9, 1951) is a Canadian writer and poet. He was born in London, Ontario, and presently lives in Toronto, where he is a professor at York University. Winner of the 2007 Harbourfront Festival Prize, he is the author of four books of non-fiction as well as eleven books of poetry. A four-time nominee for the Governor General's Award, Dewdney won first-prize in the CBC Literary Competition for poetry.
Charles Duncombe (28 July 1792 – 1 October 1867) was a leader in the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. He was born in Connecticut and became a doctor in 1819. He then settled in Upper Canada, and in 1824 he established the first medical school in Upper Canada, in St. Thomas, under the patronage of Colonel Thomas Talbot.
John "Jack" Chambers (March 25, 1931–April 13, 1978) was a Canadian artist and filmmaker. Born in London, Ontario, Chambers' painting style shifted from surrealist-influenced to photo-realist. He began working with film in the 1960s, completing six by 1970. Stan Brakhage proclaimed Chambers' The Hart of London as "one of the greatest films ever made."
David Robert Peterson, PC, O. Ont (born December 28, 1943) was the 20th Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. He was the first Liberal premier of Ontario in 42 years. Peterson is married to actress Shelley Peterson, and is the younger brother of Jim Peterson, formerly a federal Liberal MP and cabinet minister.
Sir Adam Beck (June 20, 1857 – August 15, 1925) was a politician and hydro-electricity advocate who founded the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. Beck was born in Baden, Ontario to German immigrants, Jacob Beck and Charlotte Hespeler. He attended school at the Rockwood Academy in Rockwood, Ontario. As a teenager he worked in his father's foundry, and later established a cigar-box manufacturing company in Galt with his brother William.
Marion Woodman, born August 15, 1928, is a Canadian mythopoetic author and women's movement figure. She is a Jungian analyst trained at the Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. Among her collaborations with other authors she has written with Thomas Moore, Jill Mellick and Robert Bly. Her brothers are; the late Canadian actor Bruce Boa, and Jungian analyst Fraser Boa.
Chris Stockwell (born March 9, 1957) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. Before entering provincial politics, he had been a member of Toronto city council. Stockwell's father, Bill Stockwell, was also a Progressive Conservative politician.
Salli C. Terri was a singer, arranger, recording artist, and songwriter. Terri studied at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she obtained her BA degree in music and then went on to earn a Master's degree in music from the University of Southern California.
Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is perhaps best known for playing Jesus in Godspell, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias and Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic.
Morgan Lee Lander (born January 6, 1982) is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie. Her sister, Mercedes Lander, also plays for Kittie. She is known for her use of metal growls as a vocalist, though she often sings with a clean voice.
Mercedes Sherida Lander (born January 25, 1984) is the drummer and backing vocalist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie. Her sister, Morgan Lander, also sings and plays guitar for Kittie. Other than Morgan she is the only other original member of Kittie. She was also the leading vocals for a small Canadian project band called Night of the Demons. They were considered hardcore and focused on horror themed lyrics. They only released one E.P. as of date.
The Honourable Frank Ray Lawson, OBE (August 30, 1886-1980), was His Honour the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada, from 1946 to 1952. Born in London, Ontario, he was the son of Francis Edgar ("Frank") Lawson, a former newspaper reporter, and Lorena Hodgins, a former teacher. He studied at London Collegiate and attended Woodstock College in 1902, but left after less than a year, eager to begin a business career.
Paul John Quantrill is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. He earned a reputation for being very durable and having impeccable control. He regularly appeared in 80 or more games a season and did not walk more than 25 batters in a season since 1996. Commentators often joked that he had a "rubber arm".
Susan "Sue" Barnes, PC, MP (born September 8, 1952) is a Canadian politician. Barnes is currently a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and was in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of London West from 1993 to 2008. Born in Rabat, Malta, Barnes is a former practicing lawyer.
Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by and played seven seasons for the Boston Bruins before being traded to San Jose in 2005–06. He was an Art Ross- and Hart Memorial Trophy-recipient in his first season with the Sharks.