This page lists historical and other events on March 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1883 - Barcelona: The Cementiri del Sud-oest opens.
1917 - Barcelona: The first issue of the comic TBO goes on sale.
1931 - Barcelona: Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya is founded.
1938 - Barcelona: The national air force continue the worst bombing of the city of the Spanish Civil War, which would last until the following day.
1997 - Vila-seca de Solcina i Salou (el Tarragonès): Port Aventura opens the roller coaster Stampida.
2001 - The mosso d'esquadra Santos Santamaría dies in an ETA attack in Roses.
2006 - Barcelona: Violence breaks out between police and young people holding a 'macro-botellón' in the Raval neighbourhood.
2007 - Palma, Balearic Islands: 50.000 demonstrators demand a change in territorial protection policies.
2009 - Catalunya Ràdio joins the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
1854 - València: Josep Rodrigo Pertegàs, Valencian doctor and historian (died 1930).
1894 - Tarragona: Domènec Guansé i Salesas, Catalan journalist, novelist and translator.
1934 - Barcelona: Enriqueta Tarrés, Catalan soprano.
1935 - Barcelona: Luis Goytisolo i Gay, Catalan writer in Spanish.
1939 - Ivars d'Urgell, Catalunya: Lluís Prenafeta i Garrusta, businessman and politician.
1670 - Guillem Ramon de Montcada i d'Alagón-Espés-Castre, Spanish aristocrat.
1855 - Madrid: Ramon Carnicer i Batlle, Catalan opera composer, music teacher and author of the Chile national anthem.
1907 - Barcelona: Teresa Gallifa i Palmarola, worker and widow from Osona, founder of the Congregació de les Serventes de la Passió.
1926 - Sant Mateu (Baix Maestrat): Manuel Betí Bonfill, Valencian historian (born 1864).
1928 - Sabadell: Gabriel Clausellas i Aymerich, Catalan archiver.
1979 - Burjassot, Horta Nord: Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Italan tenor.
2009 - Sabadell: Joan Argemí i Fontanet, pediatrician.
2011 - Barcelona: Oriol Regàs i Pagès, Catalan cultural promoter, adventurer and businessman (n. 1936).
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