April 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: Johnny Brown resigned as chief of Columbiana Police Department.
- 1986: George Wallace announced his retirement from public office.
- 1980: Loveman's department store announced that it was closing.
- 1963: Albert Boutwell defeated Bull Connor in the 1963 Birmingham mayoral election.
- 1951: Theatre in the Round staged its final performance at the Redmont Hotel.
- 1951: Alabama's first doctoral program in biochemistry was approved at the Medical College of Alabama
- 1939: The Apollo Boys' Choir performed on the NBC Radio Network program "Across the Country on a Bus", hosted by Milton Cross.
- 1866: President Andrew Johnson declared an end to war in Alabama.
- 1865: Wilson's Raiders reached Selma.
- 1949: State senator Hank Erwin was born in Birmingham.
- 1947: Singer Emmylou Harris was born in Birmingham.
- 2010: Geologist, paleontologist and former University of Alabama administrator Douglas E. Jones died.
- 2002: Singer B. J. Baker died in Rancho Mirage, California.
- 1932: Walker Percy's mother Mattie Sue drove off a bridge.