This page lists historical and other events on November 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1354 - l'Alguer (Sardinia): Pere III the Cerimonious conquers the city definitively.
2003 - Catalonia: elections to the Parlament of Catalonia; CiU wins with 46 seats, followed by PSC (42), ERC (23), PP (15) and ICV (9). However, the CiU candidate, Artur Mas, is unable to form a government and this led to the first Tripartit.
2005 - Brussels: the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Pasqual Maragall, and of the Generalitat Valenciana, Francesc Camps, speak officially in Catalan for the first time in the Committee of the Regions of Europa, thanks to an agreement signed on the same day by the Spanish ambassador to the EU.
2005 - Girona: the Bishop of Girona, Carles Soler, with support of the church council, claims that the broadcasts of the COPE radio station denigrate the people of Catalonia.
2008 - Terrassa: the Minyons de Terrassa build the first 3 de 9 amb folre i l'agulla in history. At the same meeting Castellers de Sants build a 2 de 7 aixecat per sota, which hadn't been built since 1877.
2010 - Mallorca: the Cant de la Sibil·la from Mallorca is declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
2014 - Terrassa: the Castellers de Sants the first pilar de 8 amb folre i manilles in their history.
1775 - Morella, els Ports: Joaquim Oliet i Cruella, Valencian neoclassical painter (died 1849).
1915 - Terrassa, Vallès: Jacint Morera i Pujals, Catalan painter.
1959 - València: Manuel Mata Gómez, Valencian polítician and lawyer.
1974 - Terrassa, Vallès Occidental: Mònica Van Campen, Catalan actress and model.
1613 - València: Andreu Rei d'Artieda, Valencian military leader, lawyer, poet and playwright (born 1549).
1993 - Barcelona: Tomàs Garcés i Miravet, Catalan lawyer, poet, translator and university professor (born 1901).
2004 - Barcelona: Joan Ramon Mainat, Catalan journalist and TV producer.
2006 - Barcelona: Joaquim Xicoy i Bassegoda, lawyer and UDC politician who was president of the Parlament of Catalonia and Conseller of Justícia of the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
2006 - Barcelona: Jordi Sarsanedas i Vives, writer and cultural activist.
2014 - Barcelona: Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit, Catalan philologist and linguist (born 1920).