May 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on May 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1928 - la Vall de Ribes (el Ripollès): Work begins on the rack railway from Ribes de Freser to Queralbs and Núria (which would open on March 22nd 1933).

1931 - Catalonia: The Ajuntaments elect the assembly that will design the Ponència Redactora de l'Avantprojecte de l'Estatut de Catalunya, which would meet in Núria in June.

1984 - Barcelona: Terra Lliure destroys a replica of the sailing ship Santa Maria anchored in the port.


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

1914 - València: Lluís Lúcia i Mingarro, Valencian lawyer, head of production, screenwriter and film director (died 1984).

1968 - Jesús Rovira, guitarist and bassist of Lax'n'Busto.


1720 - Girona: Miquel Joan de Taverner i Rubí, Judge of Audiencia Real and Bishop of Girona.

1771 - Ferrara: Pere Ferrussola, Jesuit friar from Olot and professor of the University of Cervera.

1817 - Montpelier (France): Juan Meléndez Valdés, Spanish politician and poet (born 1754).

1877 - Ramon Cabrera i Grinyó, Carlist military leader.

1941 - Paterna, l'Horta: Joan Baptista Peset i Aleixandre; Valencian doctor, scientist and politician, rector of the Universitat de València, 1932-1934); executed by firing squad by the Francoist regime (born 1886).

2014 - Sabadell: Lluís Subirana i Rebolloso, sardana expert.

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