December 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on December 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1808 - Llinars del Vallès, corregiment of Mataró: Battle of Llinars, El VII Corps of the French Army, led by General Saint-Cyr beats the Spanish troops of General Vives

1877 - Barcelona: first telephone call between Països Catalans and Spain.

1980 - Barcelona: The founding meeting of Nacionalistes d'Esquerra is held at the Casino de l'Aliança del Poble Nou

1990 - Camp Nou, Barcelona: Pep Guardiola makes his debut with FC Barcelona against Cadiz.

2003 - Barcelona: The Parliament of Catalonia elects Pasqual Maragall as President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

2004 - Barcelona: The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) opens.

2009 - The Spanish Supreme Court accepts a recourse only in Catalan for the first time.

2010 - Catalonia: The Ninth Legislature of the Catalan Autonomy begins.


1814 - Reus, el Baix Camp: Joan Prim, Catalan general and politician.

1846 - Vic, Osona: Jaume Collell i Bancells, Catalan ecclesiast, journalist and writer.

1878 - Olot, la Garrotxa: Josep Clarà, Catalan sculptor.

1894 - Olesa de Montserrat, Baix Llobregat: Fèlix Figueras i Aragay, First mayor of Olesa de Montserrat, during the Second Spanish Republic.

1908 - Anglès, la Selva: Remedios Varo, Catalan painter (died 1963).

1966 - Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, Vallès Oriental: Empar Moliner, Catalan writer.


1981 - València: Manuel Sanchis i Guarner, Valencian philologist, historian and writer (born 1911).

1985 - Barcelona: Quim Sanchez i Nuñez, member of Terra Lliure.

Festivals and Commemorations

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