1993 was the 122nd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January: Jefferson State Community College's Shelby Campus opened.
- February: The Southside Giant Puppet Workshop closed down.
- March 12-14: Blizzard of 1993
- April 22: Guy Hunt resigned as Alabama's governor after a criminal conviction of misuse of campaign funds.
- April 22: Jim Folsom, Jr was appointed as governor of Alabama.
- May 8: Agnes gallery opened on the ground floor of the Dulion Apartments building in Five Points South.
- June 15: A wild black bear was captured in Smithfield.
- June 25: The Storm Orphans played their farewell show at The End Zone in Tuscaloosa.
- July 31: Twins Jennifer and Rachel Vacca were found starved and shackled in a house in Roebuck Gardens.
- August: The inaugural Birmingham Heritage Festival was held.
- October 20: Birmingham Airport was officially renamed as the Birmingham International Airport.
- December 1: Nirvana headlined a show with The Breeders and Come at Boutwell Auditorium.
- December 31: The final "Country Boy Eddie Show" aired on WBRC-TV.
- Paul Finebaum's "The Paul Finebaum Show" started on WERC-AM radio.
- The Alabama Theatre was designated as the "official state historic theatre."
- Heather Whitestone finished as first runner-up in the Miss Alabama Pageant.
- Charles A. McCallum retired as UAB's president.
- J. Claude Bennett was appointed as UAB's president.
- Condoleezza Rice was appointed Provost of Stanford University.
- The Birmingham Festival of Arts Salute to Switzerland
- Paul Bailey was awarded an honorary doctorate by Birmingham-Southern College.
- The Lyric Theatre was donated to Birmingham Landmarks.
- The FBI released investigative materials relating to the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.
- McCoy United Methodist Church disbanded.
- The North Alabama United Methodist Conference recognized the Church of the Reconciler.
- Rocky Rawlins founded the American BBS Association in Birmingham.
- N. E. Miles Jewish Day School moved to its present location at the Levite Jewish Community Center on Montclair Road.
- January 10: The Magic City Blues Society was incorporated.
- June 16: Groundbreaking for the Alys Stephens Center was held.
- The Alabama Symphony Orchestra declared bankruptcy.
- Charles Ghigna's poem "Returning to Earth" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
- January 6: A & B Foundry filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.
- January 19: Compass Bank acquired Cornerstone Bancshares of Dallas, Texas.
- February 9: Lucy's Coffee and Tea launched as an espresso stand operated on 20th Street South by Lucy Bonds.
- May: Melvon's Chuck Wagon Bar-B-Que opened.
- Fall: The Piggly Wiggly at Five Points South closed.
- October 14: Compass Bank acquireed First Federal Savings Bank of Northwest Florida.
- Alabama Byproducts Corporation was named as GMC's "Worldwide Supplier of the Year."
- The Stream of Consciousness Koffiehuis opened in the Terrace Court building.
- O'Henry's Coffees was founded.
- John Cassimus founded J-Rag Inc.
- Dreamland Bar-B-Que opened its Birmingham location at 1427 14th Avenue South.
- Charles E. Bugg was appointed as BioCryst's Chairman of the Board and CEO.
- Caremark Rx was founded.
- Chuck Evans purchased the 60-year old Art's Barber Shop from its original owners.
- Tippi's Deli and Bakery opened in Bessemer.
- The Comedy Club Stardome opened in Hoover.
- Greg Canfield founded Canfield Insurance & Financial Services.
- Plans for a 300-acre "Ecoplex" near Liberty Park to replace the Birmingham Zoo were announced.
- Stockham & Stockham law firm was founded.
- Yankee Pizzeria was opened.
- April 18: The first night game was played at UAB's Young Memorial Field.
- June: Charles Barkley was named NBA's Most Valuable Player.
- September: The Barons won the Southern League championship.
- October 6: Michael Jordan retired from the NBA.
- December 11: UAB Blazers men's basketball coach Gene Bartow celebrated his 600th career victory.
- Bob Murphy won the second annual Bruno's Memorial Classic.
- Bobby Allison was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame
- Bo Jackson was selected as 1993's AL Comeback Player of the Year.
- Alabama State defeated Alabama A&M 7-0 in the 1993 Magic City Classic.
- Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son memoir by Paul Hemphill
- "Skinheads USA: Soldiers in the Race War" HBO documentary by Shari Cookson
- "Lithos II" statue by Elyn Zimmerman
- Bevill Biomedical Research Building, UAB
- Lee & Nancy Bruno Education Center at Saint Rose Academy
- Fairfield Civic Center
- Mount Canaan Full Gospel Church
- Pratt City Library
- Southeastern Bible College
- Toshinan (tea house) at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Japanese Garden
- UAB Public Health Building
- Weather Forecast Office Birmingham
- Renovations of Carver Theater and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
- Brother Cane debut album by Brother Cane
- For Old Time's Sake debut (and only) album by the Birmingham Sunlights
- "Mr President", song co-written and co-produced by Ray Reach and recorded by area musicians to benefit the homeless
- "When Jesus Left Birmingham", song written and recorded by John Mellencamp
- "Leon", 7-track EP by NAIL
- Ralph Cook was appointed to the state Supreme Court to succeed Oscar Adams Jr.
- Michael Duburiel ended his active Catholic ministry.
- Fred was adopted as the town mascot of Rockford.
- William Maddox retired from UAB.
- Mary McLeod was consecrated as Episcopal Bishop of Vermont.
- Annetta Verin was appointed was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court by by Jim Folsom Jr.
- Robert Slaughter retired from Chief of Staff of the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
- Alabama Broadcaster of the Year: Harry Mabry
- Alabama Business Hall of Fame: Sloan Bashinsky (Golden Flake), William H. Blount (Vulcan Materials), Harry Brock Jr (Compass Bank), Emory Cunningham (Southern Progress), John Harbert (Harbert Construction), Thomas Rast (Johnson, Rast & Hays)
- Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame: Iola Baylor
- Miss Shelby County: Emily Bell Casey
- Congressman Artur Davis from Harvard Law School.
- Math teacher Alison Grizzle from Homewood High School
- Spencer Horn, M.A. in education from UAB
- Attorney Abdul Kallon from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law
- Earnest Lumpkin from Woodlawn High School
- Stuart Rachels completed a bachelor of arts in philosophy and politics at Oxford University
- Nikki Still, from the University of Southern California
- March 9: James Hatcher, founder of Town & Gown Theatre
- May 30: Sun Ra, jazz musician
- June: Nolan Harmon, Methodist bishop
- July 12: Davey Allison, NASCAR driver
- August 28: Elliott Dent, WWII fighter pilot and ad executive
- November 11: Erskine Hawkins, jazz musician
- November 12: Gordon Holmquist, architect
- November 12: Legrant Scott, Birmingham Barons outfielder
- November 27: Millard Hayes, baseball player
- December 21: Joe Rumore, radio announcer
- Cloochie Saltmarch, namesake of Cloochie clothing line
- See also List of homicides in 1993
- 1993 City Stages
- 1993 Birmingham Barons
- 1993 UAB Blazers
- 1993 Iron Bowl
- 1993 National Apostolate of Maronites convention
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