This page lists historical and other events on May 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1672 - Rià i Cirac (el Conflent): The King Louis XIV of France orders the demolition of the castle where Guifré el Pilós was born in 852.
1616 - Serrallonga (Vallespir): Antoni Pau Centena, clergyman based in Barcelona.
1825 - Palma: Marià Aguiló i Fuster, Mallorcan poet, bibliographer and linguist.
1894 - Barcelona: Joan Salvat-Papasseit, writer.
1902 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): Carles Fages de Climent, poet.
1674 - Perpinyà (el Rosselló): Francesc Puig i Terrats (Angelets de la Terra), hung, drawn and quatered by French troops.
1910 - Barcelona: Pere Borrell del Caso, painter.
1989 - Cadaqués, Alt Empordà: Anna Maria Dalí i Domènech, sister of Salvador Dalí (born 1908).