February 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on February 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1923 - Barcelona: The Sarrià Stadium opens with the match RCD Espanyol 4-UE Sants 1.

1980 - Barcelona: The first volume of Diccionari etimològic i complementari de la llengua catalana by Joan Coromines is published.

2006 - Barcelona: A demonstration called by the Plataforma pel Dret de Decidir is held in Barcelona under the title "Som una nació i tenim el dret de decidir" (We are a nation and we have the right to decide), asking for respect for the text of the Estatut passed by the Parliament of Catalonia.

Births

1872 - Sabadell, Provínce of Barcelona: Francesc Izard i Bas, Catalan industrial engineer.

1887 - Paterna, Horta Oest: Joan Peiró i Belis, anarchist trades unionist, general secretary of the CNT in the 1920s and Minister of Industry during the Second Republic.

1912 - Barcelona: Julio Muñoz Ramonet, Barcelona businessman.

1973 - Badalona, Barcelonès: Melanie Olivares, Catalan cinema, theatre and television actress.

1985 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Laia Costa i Bertrán, Catalan cinema, theatre and television actress.

Deaths

1954 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Joan Vilatobà i Fígols, Catalan photographer and painter.

1991 - Palma (Mallorca): Francesc de Borja Moll i Casasnovas, Menorcan philologist and linguist.


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