This page lists historical and other events on May 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1707 - València: The Franco-Castilian troops occupy the city.
1870 - Barcelona: The first issue of the weekly satirical magazine "La Campana de Gràcia" is published.
1914 - Barcelona: The opening of the Escola del Bosc on Montjuïc, with Rosa Sensat as the headmistress.
1980 - Jordi Pujol is elected 127th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
2004 - Barcelona: The Fòrum Universal de les Cultures opens.
1671 - Barcelona: Pere Serra i Postius, Barcelona historian.
1872 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Baix Empordà): Rafael Patxot i Jubert, Catalan meteorologist, patron, booklover and writer (died 1964).
1912 - Castellar del Vallès: Joan Blanquer i Panadès, amateur film director.
1964 - Palma: Benjamí Villoslada, computer expert, Mallorcan businessman and technology populariser.
1079 - Kraków: Estanislau of Kraków, Bishop of Kraków, Catholic saint.
1958 - Madrid, Spain: Bernat Artola i Tomàs, Valencian poet (born 1904).