January 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1708 - Alcoy is occupied by the Borbón troops.

1951 - Barcelona: The Sixth American Fleet arrives in Spain for the first time. This event would have an important economic, social and political impact.


1850 - Reus: Lluís Quer i Cugat, writer and economist.

1904 - Barcelona: Josep Miracle i Montserrat, Catalan writer and linguist (died 1998).

1947 - Castelló de la Plana: Biel Mesquida Amengual, Mallorcan writer.

1948 - Eivissa, Illes Balears: Josep Marí Marí, writer and painter.


1893 - València: Joaquim Balader i Sanchis, Valencian playwright (born 1828).

1904 - Barcelona: Josep Coll i Britapaja, composer, especially of sarsuelas (born 1840).

1920 - Barcelona: Miquel dels Sants Oliver i Tolrà, Mallorcan journalist and writer (born 1864).

1932 - Santacirga, Manacor, Illes Balears: Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda, ecclesiastic, linguist, writer and folklorist (born 1862).

1950 - Barcelona: Wenceslao Jiménez Orive, anti-francoist fighter from the group Los Maños, shot dead by the police.

1971 - Súria: Salvador Perarnau i Canal, poet and Mestre en Gai Saber (born 1895).

2014 - Barcelona; Josep Maria Castellet, Catalan writer, literary critic and publisher (born 1926).

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