This page lists historical and other events on October 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1998 - Banyoles (El Pla de l'Estany): The tourist boat Oca sinks on the lake and caused the death of 21 people.
1877 - Alacant: Luis Foglietti Alberola, Valencian composer of sarsuelas (died 1918).
1878 - Barcelona: Feliu Elias i Bracons, àlies Apa i Joan Sacs, Catalan illustrator, caricaturist, painter and art critic.
1919 - Balaguer (la Noguera): Teresa Pàmies i Bertran, Catalan writer (died 2012).
1919 - Barcelona: Manuel Ausensi i Albalat, Catalan baritone.
1927 - Sabadell: Joan Serra i Llobet, Catalan waterpolo player (died 2015).
1936 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Baix Empordà: Ricard Masó i Llunes, geographer, surveyor, politician and cultural activist (died 2015).
1993 - El Prat de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat): Santiago Navarro, Catalan basketball player.