This page lists historical and other events on March 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1983 - Balearic Islands: The first elections to the Parlament are held.
1841 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Valentí Almirall i Llozer, Catalan politician and writer.
1897 - Palafrugell, Baix Empordà: Josep Pla i Casadevall, Catalan writer and journalist.
1901 - la Guàrdia Lada, Segarra: Ramon Balcells i Basomba, Catalan doctor.
1934 - Vidreres, la Selva: Martí Vergés i Massa, Catalan footballer.
1942 - València, l'Horta: Manuel Valdés Blasco, Valencian painter and sculptor.
1946 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: José Manuel Lara Bosch, businessman and president of Grupo Planeta.
1964 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Sílvia Marsó, Catalan theatre, film and television actress.
1723 - Alacant, Alacantí: Isidre Escorihuela, Valencian choir leader and composer.
1988 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Ramon Sastre i Juan, Catalan architect, writer and poet.
2015 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Maria Girona i Benet, Catalan painter.
March 8th is the Saints' Day of Sant Joan de Déu was a Portuguese priest who founded the Order of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God and in Catalonia is the patron saint of firefighters (bombers in Catalan).