March 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on March 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1938 - Barcelona: The third and final day of the bombing of Barcelona by the Italian air force.

1981 - Barcelona: La Crida a la Solidaritat en Defensa de la Llengua, la Cultura i la Nació Catalanes is founded.


1854 - Borriana, la Plana Baixa: Joaquín Peris Fuentes, Valencian intellectual and historian, who was mayor of Borriana (1899-1901), and during his mandate the municipality became a city.

1855 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Francesc de Paula Xercavins i Rius, psychiatrist

1885 - Albaida, la Vall d'Albaida: Josep Segrelles i Albert, Valencian painter

1902 - Barcelona: Octavi Saltor i Soler, Catalan writer and politician


2012 - Barcelona: Joan Corominas i Vila, Catalan businessman, president of Banc Sabadell from 1976 until 1999.

2015 - Monestir de Montserrat: Gregori Estrada, Catalan composer, organist and musicologist, Montserrat monk (born 1918).

2016 - Berga: Josep Maria Ballarín i Monset, priest and writer. Popularly known as "Mossèn Tronxo" (born 1920).

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