October 15th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on October 15th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1879 - Baix Segura: as a result of torrential rain, the River Segura overflows at Oriola and other villages in the comarca with a flow of more than 2.000 m3/s, the highest in its history.

- Barcelona: Regular broadcasts begin on Radio Barcelona (Cadena SER).

- Barcelona: after a military hearing without legal guarantees, Lluís Companys, president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, is shot by firing squad at the castle of Montjuïc. He had been captured by the Gestapo in France and handed over to the Franco regime a few months earlier. His last words were "Per Catalunya!" (For Catalonia!)

1952 - Barcelona: the first edition of the Premi Planeta is awarded.


1840 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Emili Vilanova i March, Catalan writer. (died 1905)

1873 - Castellar del Vallès: Josep Germà i Homet, liquor manufacturer, sponsor of culture and sport and mayor of Sabadell.
1903 - Sabadell: Joan Miralles i Orrit, mayor of Sabadell in 1936.
1922 - Vilanova i la Geltrú: Alfons Figueras i Fontanals, comic illustrator.


1173 - Barcelona, Comtat de Barcelona: Peronella of Aragon, Queen of Aragon.
1897 - La Jonquera, Alt Empordà: Carles Bosch de la Trinxeria, Catalan writer of the Renaixença. (born 1831)
1924 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Eduard Brossa i Trullàs, Catalan cartographer.
1940 - Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona: Lluís Companys i Jover, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia shot by firing squad.

Festivals and Commemorations

October 15th is the Saints Day of Santa Teresa of Avila and a number of fairs are held in her honour.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Fira de Santa Teresa in Esterri d'Àneu (el Pallars Sobirà)
  • Fira de Santa Teresa in El Vendrell (el Baix Penedès)
  • Fira de Santa Teresa i Fira de l'Ovella in Ripoll (el Ripollès)

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