2013 is the 142nd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- The City of Birmingham observed the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham campaign and church bombing under the banner of "50 Years Forward".
- January 1: Cooper Green Mercy Hospital reopened as a primary and urgent care clinic.
- January 1: Three teens were killed in the 2013 Jasper plane crash.
- January 17: A rare thundersnow brought 2" to the Birmingham area.
- January 22: Paul Finebaum hosted his last show on WJOX-FM.
- February 4: A BJCTA "DART" trolley, fueled by compressed natural gas, caught fire downtown.
- February 13: Alabama Power ended service from the Powell Avenue Steam Plant to UAB.
- March 22: A flight information display at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport fell over, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring his mother and siblings.
- March 29: A fire in the vacant S. J. Bennett Professional Building resulted in a structural collapse.
- March 30: Activist Angela Davis addressed the Birmingham NAACP at 6th Avenue Baptist Church
- September 13–15: 2013 U. S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting.
- January 1: Warren Averett LLC acquired accounting offices in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.
- January 2: WJOX-FM became a CBS Sports Radio affiliate.
- January 2: ProAssurance acquired the Medmarc Insurance Group of Chantilly, Virginia.
- January: Daxko acquired North Carolina-based Active Life Apps.
- January: Kyung Chung purchased Max's Delicatessen from Steve Dubrinsky.
- January: Choice Hotels rebranded its Alabama Jameson Inns as Quality Inns.
- January 20: Weld entered into a partnership with The Tuscaloosa News to share resources.
- January 22: The Alabama Media Group put the 6-year-old Birmingham News building up for sale.
- Express Oil Change acquired Tire Engineers.
- April: Urban Cookhouse opened a third location in Crestline Village.
- May 1: Krewe on First opened.
- May 20: Cahaba Beach Dog Park opened in Inverness.
- September: McEnally's Mercantile opened in Clay.
- White Arnold & Dowd merged with Stockham & Stockham attorneys.
- January: Thorpe-Sunbelt Inc. of Houston, Texas purchased Empire Refractory Specialists.
- April: Paramount yogurt shop closed.
- May 4: Bessemer police shut down Gip's Place for operating illegally.
- January 15: 2013 State of the City address.
- May 14: The Birmingham City Council passed the "Kevin Felder ordinance" establishing stiff security and reporting requirements for nightclubs.
- 2013 Birmingham municipal election
- January 5: BBVA Compass Bowl: The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Pitt Panthers 38-17.
- January 7: The 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide football team defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to claim a 15th National Championship.
- February 17: Mercedes Marathon: Mario Macias of Colorado won with a record time of 2:18:48. Camille Heron of West Lafayette, Indiana led female runners with a time of 2:44:25.
- March 3-9: NCAA Division II track & field, swimming, diving and wrestling championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex
- April 10: 2013 Birmingham Barons opened the new Regions Field in downtown Birmingham with a game against the Mississippi Braves.
- May 29: 2013 Rickwood Classic
- Andrew Glaze succeeded Sue Brannan Walker as Poet Laureate of Alabama.
- Bob Dickerson was elected chair of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
- January 2: Stephen Nowlin succeeded Phil Hammonds as Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools.
- January 14: Jeremy Littleton was appointed chief of Montevallo Police Department.
- February 8: Ray Watts succeeded Richard Marchase as President of UAB.
- May 6: Attorney Jim Porter became president of the National Rifle Association.
- Alabama Women's Hall of Fame:
- Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame:
- Alabama Sports Hall of Fame: Ronnie Baynes, Forrest Blue, Eric Davis, Bill Jones, Bill Oliver, Vickie Orr, Nick Saban & Dannette Stone
- Alabama State Teacher of the Year: Alison Grizzle, P. D. Jackson-Olin High School
- Bobby Bowden Collegiate Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban
- Mr Football: Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery
- January 15: Actor Jim Nabors to Stan Cadwallader
- September 14: Rep. Patricia Todd to Jennifer Clarke
- John L. Carroll, dean of the Cumberland School of Law
- Scott Vowell, presiding judge, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama
- March: Mal Moore, Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama
- May: Herman Hinton, Deputy Chief for the Birmingham Police Department
- May 17: Moody Duff, Deputy Chief for the Birmingham Police Department
- December 31: Samuetta Drew, Chief of Operations for Birmingham City Schools
- January 17: James Hood, integrated the University of Alabama
- January 19: Russell Yarbrough, Birmingham City Council member
- January 23: Doug Waits, Birmingham-Southern College biology professor
- February 1: Marty Eagle, owner of Marty's bar
- February 15: Bill Steltemeier, attorney and EWTN CEO
- February 20: Sara Finley, medical geneticist
- March 9: Helen Cockrell, secretary
- March 15: Cam Langley, glass artist
- March 15: Hardrock Gunter, rockabilly pioneer
- March 17: Ted Hallmark, owner of Hallmark Farm
- March 22: Luke Bresette, victim in the 2013 Birmingham airport fatality.
- March 23: Virgil Trucks, pitcher
- March 30: Mal Moore, Alabama Crimson Tide football player, coach and athletic director
- April 7: James Lewis, publisher of the Birmingham Times
- April 7: Reuben Davis, one-term Jefferson County Commissioner
- April 23: Marvin Engel, real estate executive and philanthropist
- May 1: Mike Froning, founding director of the Birmingham Education Foundation
- "Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story", documentary by Malena Cunningham about cellist Malik Kofi
- Uptown and Westin-Birmingham
- March 13: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Terminal Modernization
- April 10: Regions Field at Railroad Park
- Champions Plaza at the University of Alabama
- Mountain Brook Municipal Complex in Crestline Village
- The Hill University Center was demolished.
- The Noojin Building in Gadsden was demolished.
- The Charles Kilgore residence in Tuscaloosa was demolished.
 See Also
- 2013 Birmingham Barons
- 2013 Iron Bowl
- 2013 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
- 2013 UAB Blazers football
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