This page lists historical and other events on August 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1835 - Barcelona: An angry mob set fire to the Fàbrica Bonaplata during les bullangues.
1912 - Sabadell: There first floodlit football match in Spain is played between CE Sabadell and FC Barcelona.
2008 - The film WALL·E, produced by Pixar (with some copies dubbed into Catalan in the Principality of Catalonia) is first shown in cinemas.
1932 - Barcelona: Lluís Maria Xirinacs i Damians, Catalanist priest and politician.
1162 - Borgo San Dalmazzo, Piemont: Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
1458 - Vatican, Papal States: Alfons de Borja, who reigned as Pope Callixtus III. He was Valencian and spoke Catalan. (born 1358).
1929 - Barcelona: Guillem August Tell i Lafont, Catalan lawyer, notary and poet, master of Gai Saber in 1900 (n. 1861).
1936 - Serra del Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain: Josep Sunyol i Garriga, Catalan politician and president of FC Barcelona, shot dead by nationalist troops (born 1898).
August 6th is the Saints Day of Sant Salvador, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.
If you think there's been an oversight or you can provide more historical detail about a particular event, I'd be delighted to hear from you.
Please complete the form below. You can also upload photos and images, by the way.
Do you have a great information to add or an opinion to express about on this topic? Share it!