April 4 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: David Crenshaw died.
- 2006: Wes McDonald's 1:50 in The Furnace was released on Skybucket Records.
- 2006: Victor Mercedes was signed by the Chicago White Sox.
- 2004: Casting director Shirley Crumley died of a heart attack at home in Birmingham.
- 2003: Birmingham Steeldogs 63, Cincinnati Swarm 33 at the BJCC.
- 1977: An F5 tornado killed 22 and injured 125 in Smithfield.
- 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
- 1966: State Vocational-Technical School opened in Bessemer.
- 1961: Blogger and Paul Finebaum Radio Network regular Shane Corn was born in Oahu, Hawaii.
- 1960: Ground was broken for Weibel Drive between Fairfield and Midfield.
- 1955: New Era Baptist Church pastor Michael R. Jordan was born.
- 1951: Offensive lineman John Hannah was born in Canton, Georgia.
- 1926: Restaurateur Pearl Overby Carlile was born.
- 1920: Franklin Glass stepped down as editor of The Birmingham News.
- 1912: Brownell Travel president George Brownell, Jr was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1909: Sterling Foster preached his last Sunday sermon at South Highland Presbyterian Church.
- 1845: Revolutionary War veteran William Pullen died on his farm near what was later Avondale.