April 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2006: The Shelby Biomedical Research Building was dedicated at UAB.
- 2000: Compass Bank acquired the MegaBank Financial Corporation of Denver, Colorado.
- 1987: A rare snowfall brought 5 inches to Birmingham.
- 1974: The 1974 Jasper tornado damaged Jasper First United Methodist Church
- 1967: The Popeye Show, starring Cousin Cliff aired in color for the first time.
- 1963: The Birmingham Campaign began with the release of Fred Shuttlesworth's "Birmingham Manifesto".
- 1963: To Kill A Mockingbird had its Birmingham premiere at the Melba Theatre.
- 1941: The Homewood Theatre reopened after remodeling.
- 1899: J. H. Weldon won Wilsonville's first mayoral election.
- 1884: The Eureka Land Company sold 442 acres of King's Spring to the officers of the newly-formed Avondale Land Company for $52,500.
- 1863: Welsh miner Llewellyn Johns arrived at New York Harbor.
- 1971: Olympic skier Picabo Street was born in Triumph, Idaho.
- 1920: Actress Mary Anderson was born in Birmingham.
- 1868: Merchant Louis Pizitz was born in Bialystok, Russia.