January 13th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 13th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1893 - Barcelona: Emili Vendrell i Ibars, tenor and well-known interpreter of traditional Catalan songs.

1911 - Sabadell: Llorenç Llobet-Gràcia, Catalan film director.

1941 - Barcelona: Pasqual Maragall, Catalan politician, 127th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

1947 - Barcelona: Carles Reixach i Cerdà, Catalan footballer and coach.

1966 - Palma: Maria de la Pau Janer, Mallorcan writer.


1918 - Madrid: Fidel Fita i Colomer, Catalan Jesuit archeologist, epigraphist, philologist and historian.

1942 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Amadeu Cuscó i Panadès, pianist, choir leader and composer (born 1876).

1945 - Barberà del Vallès: Josep Maria Arnella i Gallego, Catalan journalist.

2000 - València (l'Horta): Enric Valor i Vives, Valencian writer, considered the patriarch of Valencian literature (born 1911).

2004 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Joan Reventós i Carner, Catalan politician, founder of the PSC and president of the Parliament of Catalonia (n. 1927).

2011 - València (l'Horta): Joaquín Colomer Sala, ex-rector of the Universitat de València and Minister of Health of the Generalitat Valenciana from 1985 to 1995 (born 1924).

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