July 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on July 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1421 - Naples: Alfons IV the Magnanimous is recognised as heir and viceroy is the kingdom.

1903 - Barcelona: The Ateneu Enciclopèdic Popular opens.

2004 - Barcelona: The Parlament de les Religions del Món begins. This was the start of the Fòrum Universal de les Cultures 2004, which lasted until 13th July.

2007- Catalonia: New campaign Mulla't per l'Esclerosi Múltiple in more than 600 swimming pools, with more than 70,000 participants.

Births

1923 - Benicarló (Castelló) - Manuel Alvar López, Spanish philologist, dialectologist and university professor (died 2001).

1948 - Cervelló: Carles Camps Mundó, Catalan poet.

1964 - Palma: Joan Valent, Mallorcan musician.

Deaths

1918 - Barcelona: Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, Catalan factory owner, politician and art sponsor (born 1846).

1981 - la Bisbal d'Empordà: Conrad Saló i Ramell, composer of sardanas.

1984 - Serinyà: Josep Maria Corominas Planellas, doctor and pre-historian.

2013 - Buenos Aires, Argentina: Joaquim Piña i Batllevell, Catalan jesuita.

2015 - Aiguaviva: Leopold Rodés i Castañé, Catalan businessman and lawyer (born 1935).

Festivals and Commemorations





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