January 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1714 - Arbúcies (la Selva): Catalan troops ambush and defeat a Borbón column of 800 men in the Battle of Arbúcies (War of the Spanish Succession).

1913 - Barcelona: A plenary session of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans approves the Normes Ortogràfiques of the Catalan language.


1870 - L'Escala: Josep Vicens i Juli, l'Avi Xaxu, composer of sardanas and musician.

1980 - Elche: Carolina Cerezuela, Valencian actress model.

1982 - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat: Víctor Valdés i Arribas, Former FC Barcelona goalkeeper.


1628 - València: Francesc Ribalta, Catalan painter influenced by tenebrism (63 years old).

1901 - Madrid: Víctor Balaguer i Cirera, Catalan liberal politician, romantic writer and historian (75 years old).

1925 - Sabadell: Josep Gorina i Pujol, Catalan textile factory owner.

1980 - Sabadell: Joan Maurí i Espadaler, Catalan painter (66 years old).

2004 - Oakland, California: Joaquim Nin-Culmell, composer nacionalised US citizen with Catalan roots (born 1908).

Festivals and Commemorations

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