October 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

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


1998 - Banyoles (El Pla de l'Estany): The tourist boat Oca sinks on the lake and caused the death of 21 people.


1877 - Alacant: Luis Foglietti Alberola, Valencian composer of sarsuelas (died 1918).
1878 - Barcelona: Feliu Elias i Bracons, àlies Apa i Joan Sacs, Catalan illustrator, caricaturist, painter and art critic.
1919 - Balaguer (la Noguera): Teresa Pàmies i Bertran, Catalan writer (died 2012).
1919 - Barcelona: Manuel Ausensi i Albalat, Catalan baritone.
1927 - Sabadell: Joan Serra i Llobet, Catalan waterpolo player (died 2015).
1936 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Baix Empordà: Ricard Masó i Llunes, geographer, surveyor, politician and cultural activist (died 2015).


1993 - El Prat de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat): Santiago Navarro, Catalan basketball player.

Festivals and Commemorations

Festa Major de Les Corts (Ninth day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (Les Corts, BarcelonaEl Barcelonés)

Festa Major de Sarrià (Ninth day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (SarriàSarrià-Sant Gervasi, Barcelona,El Barcelonès)

Les Festes del Roser on La Rambla (Second day - October 7th-13th 2016)(La RamblaCiutat Vella, Barcelonael Barcelonès)

Sitges Fantasy Film Festival (First day - October 7th-16th 2016) (SitgesEl Garraf)

Jazz and Light Show as part of the Barcelona Jazz Festival at 9.30 pm (Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona)

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