1924 was the 53rd year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.
- January 4: The first edition of the Avondale Sun was published.
- January 6: The Birmingham Police Department made several arrests of people suspected of being involved in an Axe syndicate whioh was blamed for numerous armed robberies and murders.
- January 15: Russian pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff performed in Birmingham.
- February 21: Auburn's WMAV-AM began airing regular Thursday and Saturday evening broadcast programs.
- March 13: A rare snowfall dropped 6 inches on Birmingham.
- May 22: The Pennsylvania Serenaders kicked off the summer season at Edgewood Park's "Dreamland" dance hall.
- August: A fire damaged the Hardie-Tynes foundry.
- September: The Birmingham News sponsored a "Better Homes Show" with as many as 25,000 people visiting two model homes furnished by the R. B. Broyles Furniture Co. and the Ben M. Jacobs Furniture Co.
- September 28: The Birmingham News published a design attributed to Erskine Ramsey for a monumental Civic Center surrounding Woodrow Wilson Park.
- October: The Robert E. Lee Klan No. 1 hosted a rally which filled the grandstands at Rickwood Field with more than 23,000 people.
- October: A fight broke out at Joy Young Restaurant, requiring 6 detectives and 2 patrolmen to break up.
- December 19: The Frolic Theater opened its doors to a white audience for a special "Midnight Review" with a bill topped by Ida Cox.
- The Jefferson County Free Library bookmobile was launched by the Jefferson County Board of Revenue and the Birmingham Library Board.
- A 43-acre parcel was added to Elmwood Cemetery.
- North Birmingham's Mineral Springs Park was dedicated as a Birmingham city park.
- The Alabama National Guard's 114th Observation Squadron was redesignated as the 106th Observation Squadron.
- Scenes for the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation's feature film "Coming Through" were shot in Brookside.
- Carrie Hill curated an exhibit of paintings by George Elmer Browne at the Southern Club, on behalf of the Birmingham Art Club.
- The Boy Scouts of America's South Jefferson County Council was established in Bessemer.
- Behrens' Park in Southside was renamed for Mortimer Jordan III.
- Naylor's Seven Aces Orchestra headlined the season at the Cascade Plunge's "Cloud Room".
- The U.S. Navy Zeppelin ZR-1 "Shenandoah" visited Roberts Field.
- Independent Presbyterian Church acquired the former Charles Perry residence in Bluff Park as a permanent site for the Children's Fresh Air Farm.
- The Sumiton Post Office was established.
- The Alabama Consolidated Coal Company was acquired by the Sloss Sheffield Steel and Iron Company.
- The Ingalls Iron Works Company acquired the Birmingham Tank Company.
- D. J. Cassimus renamed his Terminal Candy Kitchen the Peanut Depot.
- James N. Rose founded the Jobe-Rose Jewelry Company.
- The Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company absorbed the lines of the Birmingham Tidewater Railway.
- The law firm of Tillman, Bradley & Baldwin became Bradley, Baldwin, All & White.
- ACIPCO founder John Eagan left the company to his employees at his death.
- A. N. Chappell & Co. began marketing its products under the "Bama" brand name.
- The Birmingham Boys Club opened Camp Horner on the Cahaba River.
- John Callaway opened the Edgewood Drug Company.
- The Hercules Powder Plant opened a plant northwest of Bessemer.
- The Sloss Ready-Mix Concrete Plant opened.
- A. Page Sloss Sr founded Sloss Real Estate.
- The architectural firm of Turner & McPherson began practicing.
- Brotherhood Cemetery in Hueytown opened.
- The Georgia-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. was incorporated in Alabama with attorney James Esdale as agent.
- The Alabama Association for the Blind was incorporated.
- The Preston Motors Corporation failed.
- The Valley View Mine closed.
- Blue Creek Cemetery in North Johns closed.
- Little Family Cemetery in Leeds closed.
- Bluff Park Elementary School opened.
- Fairfield Industrial High School opened.
- Construction of Edgewood Elementary School began.
- Central Park Presbyterian Church was founded.
- Avondale Baptist Church was renamed South Avondale Baptist Church.
- August 20: Stuffy Stewart set a still-standing Birmingham Barons record with 5 stolen bases in a game.
- Boxer Petey Sarron competed in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, France.
- Lincoln Normal School won their first football game against the State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes 30-0, a match-up that later became known as the Magic City Classic
- The "Erskine Ramsay Cup" was first presented to the Birmingham high school that exhibited the greatest commitment to sportsmanship.
- Harold "Red" Drew began coaching the Birmingham-Southern Panthers football team.
- Jenks Gillem began coaching the Howard Bulldogs football team.
- Hank Crisp began coaching the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team.
- The 1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team won the Southern Conference championship.
- Joe Hewitt managed the Birmingham Black Barons.
- The Alabama High School Athletic Association joined the National Federation of State High School Associations.
- Bed Rock, novel by Jack Bethea
- "A Park System for Birmingham" report by the Olmsted Brothers to the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board.
- 2121 1st Avenue North, commercial building on 1st Avenue North (downtown)
- 2127 1st Avenue North, commercial building on 1st Avenue North (downtown)
- 32nd Street Baptist Church in Lakeview, demolished in 2021
- American Standard Plumbing warehouse on 5th Avenue South
- Frank Hartley Anderson residence on 11th Court South
- Angwin Service Funeral Company on Avenue F Ensley
- Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa
- William Bankhead residence in Jasper
- Birmingham Fire Station No. 24 in Central Park
- Bluff Park Elementary School
- Municipal Auditorium in downtown Birmingham
- Caheen Building on 2nd Avenue North
- Center Point School
- Claridge Manor Apartments in Highland Park
- Colored Masonic Temple on 4th Avenue North
- Edgewood Drug Company on Oxmoor Road in Edgewood
- Ensley Baptist Church education building on Avenue E Ensley
- Fairfield Industrial High School
- Fairview United Methodist Church on Warrior Road
- Federal Reserve building on 5th Avenue North
- First Christian Church education building on 7th Avenue North
- Gate City Elementary School addition on Georgia Road
- Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in East Lake
- Gregg Building on 20th Street North
- Harmony Street Baptist Church in North Avondale
- Highland Plaza Apartments on Highland Avenue
- Highlands United Methodist Church educational building at Five Points South
- Holy Innocents Hospital in Lakeview
- Industrial High School in Smithfield
- Mack Truck Garage on 6th Avenue South
- Oster Brothers Furniture building on 3rd Avenue North
- The Plaza Garages on 10th Terrace South
- Porter's interior remodeling
- Sloss Ready-Mix Concrete Plant on 1st Avenue North
- Tuscaloosa City Hall
- Warrior Reserve Steam Plant in Walker County
- D. O. Whilldin office on 21st Street North
- Improvements to East Lake Park, including an expanded bathing area, a merry-go-round, a miniature railroad and other rides
- Concrete bridge on U. S. Highway 11 over the Sucarnoochee River in Sumter County
- Construction of Alabama State Highway 174 to Pell City began.
- W. S. Wyman completed a water line to Alberta City.
- The Rushton Memorial Carillon was installed at First Presbyterian Church.
- The Theatrical Stage Employees Local No. 78 erected a monument at Elmwood Cemetery.
- September 23–26: Jefferson County Sheriff Thomas Shirley attended the Imperial Klonvocation of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Missouri as the organization's "Imperial Klexter".
- Oscar Underwood was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
- Dorothy Sebastian divorced Allen Stafford.
- Charles McDowell served two days as Governor of Alabama during the absence of William Brandon.
- Geneva Mercer moved with Giuseppe and Dorothea Morretti to Florence, Italy.
- W. W. Tarleton succeeded Hartley Brownell as Mayor of Edgewood.
- A. J. Farley succeeded J. M. Spruiell as Mayor of Leeds.
- T. B. Self succeeded George Thomason as Mayor of Tarrant.
- Fannie Blevins took over as principal of the Tuggle Institute.
- Donald Beatty was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
- John Persons was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama National Guard.
- Archibald Carmichael was appointed to the University of Alabama Board of Trustees.
- Seale Harris published a paper first documenting the medical condition of hyperinsulinism.
- Mary Echols served as a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
- January 27: Ella Jones, church organist and music minister
- February 1: Ben Branscomb, pulmonologist
- March 14: Revis Hall, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools
- April 23: J. B. Stoner, white supremacist ideologue and terrorist
- May 22: Wallace Carden, analytical chemist
- May 22: Ed Jones, photographer
- May 23: Karl Friedman, attorney
- July 7: Johnny Simmons, basketball and baseball player
- July 15: Jeremiah Denton, U.S. Senator
- July 21: Angelena Rice, educator
- July 21: Frank Carnaggio restaurateur
- July 23: Billy McCary, U.S. Navy seamn
- July 28: Anne Braden, journalist and Civil Rights activist
- August 3: John Fuller, architect and activist
- August 22: Walter Johnsey, Alabama Power Company executive
- August 23: Tommy Langston, Birmingham Post-Herald photographer
- September 3: Bill Greason, Major League pitcher and minister
- September 12: Bubba Church, Major League pitcher
- October 24: Orzell Billingsley, attorney and Civil Rights leader
- October 24: Billy Pappas, restaurateur
- November 9: Mel Bailey, Jefferson County Sheriff
- November 18: William Thuss Jr, occupational clinician
- November 20: Ernest Brock, Alabama Crimson Tide football team physician
- November 30: Tom York, television host
- December 1: Leven Hazlegrove, chemist
- December 6: Dick Hawley, radio announcer and sportcaster
- December 18: Luvenia Little, mother of William Bell
- December 21: John Blackburn, University of Alabama administrator
- December 31: Wilbur Harden, jazz musician
- Margie Orr Carter, educator and "Miss Birmingham"
- Billy Gamble, business instructor
- Evelyn Martin, nurse
- Joe Sacco, typewriter retailer
- Charles Sutton, pest control professional and Homewood City Council member
- Ronald Weathers, sportswriter
- Blanche Dean earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Alabama.
- Paul Hardin completed his bachelor's degree at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
- Artist Ernest Henderson graduated from Phillips High School.
- Literary figure Richmond Beatty graduated from Birmingham-Southern College.
- Birmingham Museum of Art director Richard Howard graduated from Harvard University.
- Social worker Alice Pigman graduated from Austin High School in Chicago, Illinois.
- Mildred Adams was crowned "Miss Birmingham".
- Judson Dowling was presented with the Birmingham News Loving Cup.
- A. H. Parker was awarded the "Negro Citizens' Loving Cup".
- February 3: Basil Allen, attorney and judge
- February 26: Alfred Eubank, dentist
- March 3: John Eagan, ACIPCO founder
- March 21: Samuel Ullman, hardware dealer, civic leader and poet
- April 13: Edmund Rucker, Confederate officer and businessman
- June 21: Gene Walker, motorcycle racer
- November 5: Carrie Tuggle, educator
- December 19: Henry Badham Sr, industrialist and banker
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