March 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on March 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1882 - Barcelona: The first stone of the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família is laid.

1920 - Barcelona: At a meeting in the Arenes bullring, the CNT bring la Canadenca strike to an end.

1931 - The union of Partit Republicà Català, the group L'Opinió and Estat Català results in the founding of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya at the Conferència d'Esquerres.

1937 - Castellar del Vallès: Castellar del Vallès coins come into use.

1951 - Vilanova i la Geltrú: The Club Patí Vilanova is founded.


1809 - Sueca, Ribera Baixa: Josep Bernat i Baldoví, Valencian writer in Catalan (died 1864).

1811 - Tarragona: Maria Josepa Massanés i Dalmau, Catalan writer and poet (died 1887)

1867 - València: Juan Zapater, Valencian painter and illustrator (died 1922).

1872 - Castellbell i el Vilar (Bages): Magdalena Calonge i Panyella, Catalana theosophy practitioner (died 1955).

1880 - Santa Coloma de Queralt, Conca de Barberà: José Nogué Massó, Catalan painter (died 1973).

1922 - València: Lola Bosshard, Valencian painter (died 2012).

1929 - Roda de Ter (Osona): Miquel Martí i Pol, Catalan poet, writer and translator (died 2003).

1935 - La Garriga, Vallès Oriental: Josep Segú i Soriano, Catalan cyclist.

1939 - Artà, Mallorca: Josep Melià i Pericàs, Mallorcan lawyer, politician and writer (died 2000).

1946 - Barcelona: Bigas Luna, Catalan film director and screenwriter (died 2013).


1893 - Sabadell: Josep Vidal i Campaneria, Mayor of Sabadell during the First Republic.

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