April 1 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: Irondale Police chief Jerry McIntosh retired.
- 2008: Russellville's CB&S Bank opened its first Birmingham-area branch.
- 2006: Veterans Skate Park in Alabaster opened.
- 2000: Andy Straynar retired from Bogue's.
- 1998: An $80 million asbestos cleanup and renovation of the BellSouth Building was completed.
- 1991: Expo '91 opened as the centerpiece of the Festival of Arts Salute to the United Kingdom.
- 1990: Neil Bonnett crashed in the TranSouth 500 at Darlington, South Carolina and subsequently retired from racing.
- 1986: The WTTO Tower was completed.
- 1972: BE&K was founded.
- 1972: The original Tutwiler Hotel closed its doors.
- 1968: John Garrett began working as a traffic engineer for the city of Birmingham.
- 1951: The 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Group was activated for duty in the Korean War.
- 1946: William Spencer III and Caldwell Marks purchased the Owen-Richards Company.
- 1927: Ground was broken for the Alabama Theatre.
- 1903: The American Trust and Savings Bank opened.
- 1903: Sterling Foster became pastor of South Highland Presbyterian Church.
- 1892: The Sterling Dynamite Factory in Bessemer exploded, killing 4.
- 1887: The L & N Station on 20th Street opened.
- 1884: John A. Milner finished staking out the right of way for Highland Avenue
- 1865: Troops under General Nathan Bedford Forrest made a failed stand against Wilson's Raid in Plantarsville, near Selma.
- 1984: Football player Johnny Baldwin was born in Bessemer.
- 1974: UAB Blazers basketball coach Jerod Haase was born in South Lake Tahoe, California.
- 1965: Purported visionary Marija Lunetti was born in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia
- 1946: Gus Mayer Men's Store clerk Murray Sokol was born in Bessemer.
- 1941: Football player Benny Nelson was born in Gadsden.
- 1939: Photographer Spider Martin was born in Fairfield.
- 1913: Baseball player Buster Bray was born in Birmingham.
- 1897: Blues singer Lucille Bogan was born in Amory, Mississippi.
- 1873: Governor Bibb Graves was born at Hope Hull, Montgomery County.