Market town status was given to Thisted in the year 1500.
People from Thisted
J.P. Jacobsen, Jesper Grønkjær, Bent Larsen, Yutte Stensgaard, Christen Mikkelsen Kold, and the pop duo Junior Senior and disc jockey Kato are some notable people from Thisted. Grethe Rask, a medical doctor who worked in Africa in the 1970s is also from Thisted. Working in primitive conditions, Rask was the first known confirmed case of AIDS to be discovered by the western medical community
There are several educational institutions in Thisted. There are three schools, Østre skole, Rolighedskolen, and Tingstrup skole. There's also a gymnasium, Higher Preparatory Examination, Higher Commercial Examination Programme and Higher Technical Examination Programme.
Thisted is also home of the Brewery Thisted Bryghus known for its high quality organic beer.
During the Jutland Peasant rebellion of 1441, Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, approached the rebel camp at Husby Hole near St Jorgen's Hill in northern Jutland and sent word that anyone who left the camp and went home would not be punished for rebellion. The men from Thisted as well as those of Mors left, for which they were afterwards called cowards and traitors.