Thunder Bay in History

Historical Events

  • 1980-09-01 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Fox unable to continue because of illness

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1949-11-28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist (SNL, 1975-80), orchestra leader (David Letterman, 1982-2015; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and songwriter ("It's Raining Men"), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1966-04-23 Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1967-03-11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1969-12-12 Kris Wirtz, Canadian ice pairs skater (1994 Skate Canada), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1971-03-16 Greg Johnson, Canadian NHL hockey center, 1994-2006 (Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators (captain 2002-06), and 2 other teams), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1971-07-04 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • 1974-01-14 Kevin Durand, Canadian actor (The Strain), born in Thunder Bay, Canada