This page lists historical and other events on August 7th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..
1936 - The island of Formentera is occupied by the Republican army, under the orders of Alberto Bayo.
1954 - France: Josep Tarradellas becomes president of the Generalitat in exile, succeeding Josep Irla.
1979 - 22 people die in a fire in the woods close to Lloret de Mar (la Selva)
1913 - Barcelona: Aurora Díaz-Plaja Contestí, Catalan librarian and writer (died 2003).
1948 - Palma, Mallorca: Pau Riba i Romeva, polyfacetic singer.
1960 - Alboraia, Horta Nord: Rosana Pastor, Valencian actress.
1924 - Barcelona: Joan Salvat-Papasseit, writer.
2007 - Sabadell: Ramon Noè i Hierro, Catalan illustrator and painter
August 7th is the Saints Day of Sant Albert, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
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