January 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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).

Festivals and Commemorations

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