May 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on May 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1895 - Barcelona: first cinematographic exhibition in Catalonia: Thomas Alva Edison's is presented in Plaça de Catalunya.

1959 - The soprano Maria Callas gives her only performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with a recital of various pieces from her repertory.

2002 - Màlaga: València CF mathematically becomes champion of La Liga after beating Málaga CF 0-2.

2007 - València: Massive demonstration of 70,000 people (according to organiser ACPV) in defense of País Valencià and to commemorate 300 years of the Battle ofAlmansa.

2011 - Manel release their second record "10 milles per veure una bona armadura".


1730 - Valls: Lluís Bonifaç i Massó, Catalan sculptor, one of the principal exponents of Catalan baroque sculpture.

1845 - Vilassar de Mar, província de Barcelona: Jaume Almera i Comas, geologist and paleontologist.

1871 - Castelló de la Plana, Plana Alta: Vicent Castell i Domènech, Valencian painter, illustrator and decorator.

1884 - Valls, Province of Tarragona: Carles Cardó i Sanjoan, cleric and writer.

1899 - Sabadell, Province of Barcelona: Francesc Trabal i Benessat, novelist, storyteller and journalist.


1849 - Paris, France: Vicent Salvà i Pérez, Valencian politician and literary publisher.

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