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August 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



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

Events

1235 - Guillem de Montgrí conquers the islands of Eivissa and Formentera in the name of the Crown of Aragon.

Births

1897 - Sabadell: Josep Garcia-Planas Cladellas, Catalan textile manufacturer.

1918 -
Santoña, Cantàbria: Josep Lluís Ortega Monasterio, Catalan composer and military officer (died 2004).

1922 -
Barcelona: José María Fonollosa, post-war poet.

1976 -
Manresa: Salvador Racero Alberch, singer of the group Lax'n'Busto.

Deaths

2011 - Palma: Bartomeu Fiol i Móra, empresari i poeta mallorquí (born 1933).
   
1971 - Sabadell: Joan Sallarès i Castells, Catalan bookseller, writer and publisher.
   
2007 - Castelldefels, Baix Llobregat: Nicolau Casaus, businessman vicepresident of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2003.

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