January 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on January 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1856 - València (Horta de València, País Valencià): Ángel García Cardona, doctor (died 1923).

1930 - Sort (Pallars Sobirà, Catalunya): Lluís Roca-Sastre i Muncunill, notary and expert in Catalan law (died 2000).

1933 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Juan Marsé, novelist who writes in Spanish.

1957 - València (Horta de València, País Valencià): Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer.

1957 - Felanitx (Mallorca): Miquel Barceló Artigues, Mallorcan painter.

1993 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Guillem Pico, boxer, known as foca roneanta or wili.


1634 - Barcelona, Principat de Catalunya: Joan Sala i Ferrer alias "Serrallonga", Catalan bandit. (born 1594).

1906 - Girona: Tomàs Sivilla i Gener, Catalan bishop and jurist.

1919 - València: Joaquim Agrasot Juan, Valencian painter (39 years).

1932 - Palma: Antoni Maria Alcover, Mallorcan linguist and ecclesiast (born 1862).

1987 - Barcelona: Manuel Blancafort i de Rosselló, Catalan composer (born 1897).

1990 - Barcelona: Jaime Gil de Biedma, Catalan poet in the Spanish language (born 1929).

Festivals and Commemorations

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