January 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1504 - Gaeta: The war between Crown of Aragon and the Kingdom of France over the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples ends.

1960 - Catalunya: La pell de brau by Salvador Espriu is published.

1919 - Lleida: The Camp d'Esports opens.

2000 - Barcelona: Lluís Maria Xirinacs starts a sit-in in Plaça de Sant Jaume calling for independence of the Països Catalans. He would be there for almost six months.


1526 - València: Lluís Bertran, saint from the Order of the Dominicans.

1586 - Barcelona: Pau Claris i Casademunt, politician, priest and President of the Generalitat of Catalunya at the start of The Reapers' War.

1810 - Gandia: Manuel Climent i Cavedo, Valencian organist and composer (died 1870).

1877 - València: Manuel González Martí, Valencian illustrator, historian and intellectual, founder of the Museu de Ceràmica de València (died 1972).

1891 - Santa Coloma de Queralt: Lluís Solà Padró, First republican mayor of Santa Coloma de Queralt, condemned to death by a court martial, and executed by firing squad.

1892 - Igualada: Antoni Muset i Ferrer, Catalan writer and poet.

1899 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Antoni Estruch i Serrabogunyà, Catalan footballer in the 1920s (died 1950).

1900 - Girona: Xavier Cugat i Mingall, Catalan musician and illustrator.

1918 - Maçanet de la Selva, la Selva: Manuel Anglada i Ferran, Researcher into Catalan culture in Andorra and the Pyrenees (died 1998).

1924 - Barcelona: Josep Comes i Busquets, Catalan painter.

1941 - Sa Pobla, Balearic Islands: Simon Andreu Trobat, Mallorcan actor.

1949 - Algemesí, Ribera Alta: Enric Lluch i Girbés, Valencian writer.

1954 - Vinalesa, Horta Nord: Vicent Pardo Peris, Valencian writer.

1970 - Cannes, France: Alícia Ramírez Gomis, Valencian actress and television presenter.

1979 - Barcelona: Gisela, singer.

1983 - Barcelona: Daniel Jarque, Catalan footballer.


1864 - Sueca, Ribera Baixa: Josep Bernat i Baldoví, Valencian writer and poet (born 1809).

1939 - Borriana, Plana Baixa: Joaquín Peris Fuentes, Valencian intellectual and historian, mayor of Borriana (1899-1901), when Borriana went from municipality to city (born 1854).

2000 - Montblanc: Maties Palau Ferré, Catalan painter and sculptor (born 1921).

2005 - València: Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Valencian art critic d'art and essayist (born 1920).

Festivals and Commemorations

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