April 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on April 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1933 - Canet de Mar: The referendum on the building of the municipal market is the first vote in the whole State, where women participate legally after female suffrage having been passed in 1931.

1969 - Barcelona: The writer Jordi Rubió i Balaguer wins the first Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes.


1783 - Barcelona: Santa Joaquima de Vedruna, founder.

1860 - Sabadell: Joan Baptista Codina i Formosa, Catalan philologist and clergyman.

1862 - Tortosa, Baix Ebre: Víctor Beltri i Roqueta, Catalan architect (died 1935).

1866 - Mataró (Maresme): Felip Proubasta i Masferrer, Catalan doctor (died 1939).

1893 - Barcelona: Frederic Mompou, Catalan composer.

1958 - Barcelona: Xavier Sardà, journalist.


1943 - Madrid, Espanya: Carlos Arniches Barreda, Valencian comedy writer (born 1866).

1973 - Villarrubio, Espanya: Nino Bravo, Valencian singer.

1988 - Deià, Mallorca: Norman Yanikun, North American painter.

2001 - València: Josep Maria Simó Nogués, Valencian businessman and financer.

2008 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Emili Giralt i Raventós, Catalan historian, president of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

Festivals and Commemorations

In 2017, April 16th is Easter Sunday, which mainly a religious and family festival but there are also a number of sardana meetings throughout Catalonia.

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