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Barcelona, Spain

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.bcn.es/

Population:
1,582,738 (2003)

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
1995
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
1990
Museu Picasso
1963

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ferrán Adrià
Chef
14-May-1962   El Bulli
Luis Alberni
Actor
4-Oct-1886 23-Dec-1962 Spanish-American character actor
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
30-Oct-1930 4-Mar-1992 Mauvaise Conduite
Sergi Bruguera
Tennis
16-Jan-1971   Winner, 1993 and 1994 French Open
Daniel Brühl
Actor
16-Jun-1978   Inglourious Basterds
Montserrat Caballé
Singer
12-Apr-1933   Operatic soprano
José Carreras
Singer
5-Dec-1946   The third tenor
Pau Gasol
Basketball
6-Jul-1980   Los Angeles Lakers
Sete Gibernau
Auto Racing
15-Dec-1972   Five-time Moto GP winner
Ariadna Gil
Actor
23-Jan-1969   Pan's Labyrinth
Andrés Gimeno
Tennis
3-Aug-1937   Winner, 1972 French Open
Vanessa Incontrada
TV Personality
24-Nov-1978   Italian model, actress, TV host
Bigas Luna
Film Director
19-Mar-1946 5-Apr-2013 Jamón, jamón
Joan Miró
Painter
20-Apr-1893 25-Dec-1983 The most surrealist of them all
Jordi Mollà
Actor
1-Jul-1968   Diego Delgado in Blow
Gerard Piqué
Soccer
2-Feb-1987   FC Barcelona
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Sports Figure
17-Jul-1920 21-Apr-2010 Former Olympic Committee President
Assumpta Serna
Actor
16-Sep-1957   Matador

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Derek Bailey
Guitarist
29-Jan-1932 25-Dec-2005 Uncompromising guitar improvisationist
Henry Beckman
Actor
26-Nov-1921 17-Jun-2008 Capt. Clancey on Here Come the Brides
Omar Bongo
Head of State
30-Dec-1935 7-Jun-2009 President of Gabon, 1967-2009
Xavier Cugat
Musician
1-Jan-1900 27-Oct-1990 The Rumba King
Antoni Gaudi
Architect
25-Jun-1852 10-Jun-1926 La Sagrada Família
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Sports Figure
17-Jul-1920 21-Apr-2010 Former Olympic Committee President
George Sanders
Actor
3-Jul-1906 25-Apr-1972 The Saint Strikes Back



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