This page lists historical and other events on August 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1936 - The Republican troops land on Mallorca
1890 - Barcelona: Maria del Carme de Sojo i Ballester, lay person and servant of God.
1894 - Sabadell: Pere Monistrol i Masafret, Catalan photographer and footballer.
1833 - Vilanova i la Geltrú (el Garraf): Manuel de Cabanyes i Ballester - pre-romantic poet who wrote in Spanish.
1905 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Emili Vilanova i March, Catalan writer (born 1840)
1980 - Barcelona: Pau Vila i Dinarès, Catalan teacher and geographer.
August 16th is the Saints Day of Sant Roc, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.