January 3rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 3rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1904 - Barcelona: The first issue of the weekly magazine En Patufet is published.

1962 - Castelló de la Plana: The first patronat of the Fundació Huguet is constituted.


1826 - Altafulla, Tarragonès: Joaquim Gatell i Folch, Catalan geographer and explorer (died 1879).

1895 - Mataró, Maresme: Josep Pascual i Vila, Catalan chemist (died 1979).

1912 - Benilloba, Alicante: Federico Antonio Borrell Garcia, Taíno, militant anarcho-syndicalist. His death would be captured by photographer Robert Capa on September 25th 1936 in his famous photo “The Falling Soldier”. 

1958 - Barcelona: Carles Francino i Murgades, Catalan journalist.


2003 - Arenys de Mar, Maresme: Josep Maria Gironella i Pous, Catalan writer in the Spanish language (born 1917).

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