1936 was the 65th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January 29: A rare snowfall brought 3.0 inches to Birmingham.
- February 12: The Boswell Sisters recorded their last songs together.
- February 28: Aviator Amelia Earhart delivered an address at Phillips High School's auditorium.
- May 1: Ersie Bradford became the first African American to serve on a Jefferson County jury.
- June 5: The pageant "From Mud-Covered Oxcart to Gilded Airplane" by Olive Zeigler was presented at Legion Field.
- August 15: A fatal plane crash occurred at the Central Park Field.
- August 16: Jack Brazleton crashed a bi-plane into the Avondale School.
- The Birmingham Civic Symphonic Orchestra began playing free Sunday afternoon concerts at Avondale Park.
- The design of Cahaba Homestead Village was approved.
- Groundbreaking for Vulcan Park was held and the Vulcan statue was disassembled and moved to the site.
- The Jefferson County Department of Health recorded 85 new cases of polio, of which 10 were fatal.
- Blach's moved to a new building.
- First Federal Savings Bank was chartered.
- The Iron and Steel Worker's Credit Union was founded.
- Mutual Savings Credit Union was established.
- Raleigh Jenkins Jr became president of the Jenkins Lumber Company at the retirement of his father, Raleigh Sr.
- September 14: The University of Alabama's Birmingham Extension Center opened in a house at 2131 6th Avenue North with Edward Austin as director and 116 students enrolled.
- St Joseph's School in Brookside closed.
- 122 students at Ensley High School contracted staphyloccal poisoning traced to cream puffs purchased from a local bakery.
- Arkansas AM&N joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
- Four light towers were erected at Rickwood Field, allowing for night games.
- November 27: Boxer Izzy Jannazzo went the distance against Barney Ross in a welterweight title bout at Madison Square Garden.
- Carbon Hill High School
- Harry Jackson residence
- Brown-Service Funeral Home
- Trussville Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Two in the Dark starring Gail Patrick
- My Man Godfrey starring Gail Patrick
- Lil Johnson recorded "Sam the Hot Dog Man".
- June 4: William Bankhead and was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- July 7: Helen Davis became the first woman to register with the Alabama Board of Architects.
- William A. Bell succeeded Brooks Dickens as president of Miles College.
- Bull Connor became Commissioner of Public Safety.
- The Reverend James Coyle's remains were moved from Southside Catholic Cemetery to Elmwood Cemetery.
- Francis Falkenburg became manager of the Alabama Theatre.
- Al Gallodoro joined the Paul Whiteman orchestra.
- Joe Giattina returned to Birmingham.
- Stanleigh Malotte became house organist of the Alabama Theatre.
- Luther Patrick was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives.
- Hank Penny began his professional music career at WWL-AM in New Orleans.
- February 5: Jim Phillips, Auburn and NFL receiver
- February 18: Paul Hemphill, newspaper columnist and author
- March 18: Frank Sikora, newspaper reporter and author
- June 15: Owen Drake, state representative
- August 3: Wallace Malone, bank executive
- October: Derrill Crowe, physician and insurance executive
- October 19: James Bevel, minister and Civil Rights Movement leader
- October 25: John Robertson, missing Green Beret
- November 1: Andre Williams, musician
- November 5: William Christenberry, artist
- November 15: Sonny Smith, college basketball coach
- December: Jim Woodward, Jefferson County Sheriff
- December 7: Lloyd Nix, dentist and Auburn quaterback
- December 12: Ted Galloway, band director
- December 16: Jackie Burkett, NFL center
- Pinky Bass, photographer
- Barbara Evans, painter
- Walter Harris, school superintendent
- Jim Jeffrey, football player, coach and educator
- James Jones, Shelby County Sheriff
- Murray Kidd, architect
- Clarence Marble, high school basketball coach
- Al O'Brien, painter
- Bear Bryant from the University of Alabama
- Kenneth Daniel from the University of Alabama, bachelor's in mechanical engineering
- Nina Miglionico from the Alabama School of Law
- Henry Stanford from Emory University
- Elton B. Stephens from the Alabama School of Law
- January 16: James Meissner, aviator
- March 20: George Crawford, industrialist
- April 12: James Hall, Presbyterian minister and educator
- May 11: Robert Brown, businessman and Alabama State Fair president
- May 22: Irvin Wilhelm, Birmingham Barons pitcher and manager
- June 17: Henry Walthall, actor
- July 10: John Rountree, editor and publisher
- September 15: George Cruikshank, historian
- October 13: Frank Lathrop, lumber dealer
- James Van Hoose, priest
- Bem Price, architect
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