May 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

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


1907 - Perpignan (el Rosselló): A revolt of vine growers.

1929 - Barcelona: Opening of the Universal Exhibition on Montjuïc.

  • 1960 - Barcelona: The Events of the Palau de la Música: The singing of El Cant de la Senyera provokes repressive measures by the Francoist authorities against Catalanism, in general, and Jordi Pujol, in particular..


1946 - Vilanova i la Geltrú, el Garraf: Pere Tàpias, Catalan singer-somgwriter, gastronome and radio presenter.


1396 - Foixà, Empordà: Joan I, "The Hunter", King of the Crown of Aragon (born 1350).

1952 - València: Agustín Trigo Mezquita, Valencian pharmacist, factory owner and politician, Mayor of València in 1931 (born 1863).

1974 - Sabadell: Antoni Llonch i Gambús, textile manufacturer and Mayor of Sabadell.

1973 - Ciutat de Mèxic: Carles Parès i Guillèn, Catalan surgeon.

1986 - València: Joan Martínez Bàguena, Valencian composer, especially music for theatre (born 1897).

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