April 24 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2006: Emmylou Harris' album All the Roadrunning was released.
- 1979: The "Big Boy" statue from the Shoney's Big Boy at Hoover Mall was placed on the roof of Berry High School by pranksters.
- 1973: The downtown section of Morris Avenue between 21st and 24th Streets became the first site in Birmingham added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1969: Jefferson, Blount, St Clair, Walker, and Shelby Counties joined the Regional Planning Commission.
- 1913: A hatchet was buried at Capitol Park as part of the 1913 Potlatch to heal the city's political turmoil.
- 1908: The 1908 Albertville tornado killed 15 and injured 150 in Walker, Jefferson, Blount, Marshall and Dekalb Counties.
- 1802: The state of Georgia ceded its western land claims to the United States in exchange for $1.25 million from future land sales. Alabama and Mississippi were created from those territories.
- 2021: Phở Quê Hương Vietnamese restaurant closed.
- 2017: Urban Standard reopened after experiencing fire damage in January.
- 2012: Greg's Hot Dogs cart began oeprating downtown.
- 2006: Dixie's Deli in Forestdale was destroyed by fire.
- 1954: Radio announcer Joe Rumore opened Rumore's Record Rack on 2nd Avenue North.
- 1922: Alabama's first licensed radio station, WSY-AM, went on the air.
- 1884: City Bank merged with the National Bank of Birmingham to create the First National Bank of Birmingham
- 1994: Actor and singer Jordan Fisher was born in Birmingham.
- 1983: Rock musician Taylor Hollingsworth was born in Alabama.
- 1968: Baseball player Todd Jones was born in Georgia.
- 1967: Baseball player and 2019 Birmingham Barons manager Omar Vizquel was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
- 1966: Basketball player Stan Kimbrough was born.
- 1964: Birmingham News crime reporter Carol Robinson was born.
- 1953: Radio host "Dollar Bill" Lawson was born.
- 1949: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim Carole Robertson was born in Smithfield.
- 1948: Jefferson County Commission president David Carrington was born in Houston, Texas.
- 1947: Disco singer Ann Kelley was born in Fairfield.
- 1935: Historian and water skiing champion Leah Rawls Atkins was born in Birmingham.
- 1865: Baptist minister Lemuel Dawson was born in Chambers County.
- 2016: Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Perry Hooper Sr died in Montgomery.
- 2015: Violinist and educator Lee Ousley died in Homewood.
- 2009: Preservationist Marvin Harper died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1890: Birmingham Police officer S. H. Keith died at home after collapsing on his beat.
- 1998: Alabama Saints 2 - Pensacola Barracudas 1 at UAB's West Campus Field.
- 1954: Pitcher Jay Heard made his Major League debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
- 1943: 1943 Birmingham Barons John Conway & Charles Aleno each had 3 at-bats in the 7th inning in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans, setting a team record.