This page lists historical and other events on January 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1706 - Villarreal: The resistance of a group of pro-Austrian residents to the royal troops provokes an attack on the town, which was partially burned down, and the death of almost 500 people on both sides.
1983 - Barcelona: VII congress of the CNT begins.
2006 - Santa Coloma de Gramenet (el Barcelonès): Gas explosion on la Rambla del Fondo means the residents have to rehoused in Badalona and Barcelona.
1591 - Xàtiva, la Costera: Josep de Ribera, also known as lo Spagnoletto, Valencian Baroque painter and engraver (died 1652).
1758 - Sabadell: Antoni Bosch i Cardellach, Catalan doctor, archiver and historian (died 1829).
1823 - Camprodon: Domènec Buxeda i Crehuet, Catalan textile factory owner (died 1882).
1919 - Arenys de Mar, Maresme: Fèlix Cucurull i Tey, Catalan writer and politician (died 1996).
1937 - Barcelona: Vicenç Sardinero, Catalan baritone (died 2002).
1948 - Palma, Mallorca: Carme Riera, Mallorcan writer.
1970 - Barcelona: Josep Gaspar i Serra, Catalan cameraman and director of photography.
1894 - Scala Dei: Marià Rius i Montaner, Catalan businessman and politician (born 1838).
1900 - Sabadell: Joan Plans i Costa, paint shop owner, mayor of Sabadell and president of Caixa d'Estalvis de Sabadell.
1960 - Madrid: Pere Puig i Adam, Catalan teacher and mathematician (born 1900).
1965 - Mexico City, Mexico: August Pi i Sunyer, Catalan physiologist, politician and sports patron (born 1879).
1993 - València: Carles Mira, Valencia scriptwriter and film director (born 1947).
2003 - Barcelona: Joan Ferraté i Soler, Catalan critic and translator (born 1924).