January 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1150 - Vimbodí (la Conca de Barberà): Ramon Berenguer IV donates the land to build the Monastery of Poblet.

1939 - Ponts (la Noguera): The Francoist troops occupy the town (Spanish Civil War).

2004 - Dakar (el Cap Verd, el Senegal): Nani Roma is first Catalan to become champion of the París-Dakar Rally in the motorbike category.


1874 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Joan Montllor i Pujal, excursionist and writer.

1891 - Sabadell Vallès Occidental: Fidela Renom i Soler, Catalan defender of working women and politician, la primera dona elegida regidora de l'Ajuntament de Sabadell.

1918 - Calonge, Baix Empordà: Ricard Viladesau i Caner, Catalan musician (died 2005).

1952 - Cornellà de Llobregat: Daniel Solsona Puig, Catalan footballer.

1971 - Santpedor, Bages: Josep Guardiola i Sala, Catalan footballer and coach.

1989 - Cornellà de Llobregat: Rubén Miño Peralta, Catalan goalkeeper.


1890 - Regne de Sardenya-Piemont: Amadeu I of Spain, King of Spain.

1895 - Barcelona: Noel Clarasó i Serrat, Catalan writer.

1934 - Castelló de la Plana (la Plana Alta): Vicent Castell i Domènech, Valencian painter, illustrator and interior designer (born 1871).

1995 - Benassal, Alt Maestrat: Sofia Salvador i Monferrer, writer and teacher (born 1925).

2002 - Ibiza: Joan Marí Cardona, priest, archiver and historian, born in Sant Rafel de Forca (Ibiza) (born 1925).

2004 - Barcelona: Josep Lluís Ortega i Monasterio, Catalan musician and military leader of Basque origin, revived the Havanera in the modern era (born 1918).

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