This page lists historical and other events on January 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1670 - Prats de Molló (el Vallespir): The residents rise up against French domination (Revolt of Vallespir).
1898 - Sant Pere de Terrassa: Ferran Canyameres i Casamada, Catalan writer.
1990 - Barcelona: Laura Ester Ramos, Catalan waterpolo player.
1942 - Girona (Gironès): Narcís Comadira, Catalan poet, composer and painter.
1957 - Terrassa (Vallès Occidental): Vicenç Villatoro, Catalan writer, journalist and politician.
304 or 305 - València: Sant Vicenç Màrtir, Hispano-Roman Christian, captured and tortured during the persecution of Diocletian, and then venerated as a saint and martyr.
1745 - Hanoi, Indochina: Francesc Gil de Frederic, Dominican and martyr from Tortosa, venerated as a beat.
1755 - Barcelona: Antoni Viladomat i Manalt, Catalan Baroque painter from the 18th century.
1973 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Joan Puig i Pujol, Catalan writer and politician.
2000 - Barcelona: Xavier Turull i Creixell, Catalan violinist and composer (77 years old).
January 22nd is the Saints' Day of Sant Vicenç, who was a Hispano-Roman Christian martyr, deacon to Sant Valerí, Bishop of Zaragoza, and is patron saint of Valencia and a number of other towns in Catalonia, where winter festivals are held in his honour.