April 5 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Ground was broken for the Cottages of Lakeshore.
- 2010: The Rock Church held its first service at their new campus in Forestdale.
- 2006: The Birmingham Water Works board announced the sale of $90 million in revenue bonds.
- 1996: Jefferson County Sheriff Mel Bailey stepped down.
- 1980: Loveman's downtown location ended regular business with a final clearance sale.
- 1941: The General Motors "Parade of Progress" began a 5-day residency at Legion Field.
- 1929: McAdory High School was destroyed by fire.
- 1906: A time capsule was laid in the cornerstone of the Shelby County Courthouse.
- 1861: The Alabama State Insane Asylum opened in Tuscaloosa.
- 1984: Soccer player Floyd Franks, Jr was born in Vestavia Hills.
- 1963: Birmingham News columnist John Archibald was born.
- 1926: Vulcan Materials executive and Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Services founder Glenn Ireland II was born in Montgomery.
- 1925: Tennis pro Les Longshore was born in Anniston.
- 1888: Grapico bottler Raymond Rochell was born in Pulaski, Tennessee.
- 1856: Booker T. Washington was born near Hale's Ford, Virginia.
- 2011: Hot dog vendor Gus Koutroulakis died.
- 2009: Jim Dearth, former CEO of Children's Hospital, died.
- 2009: Angela Hernández, former math department chair at the University of Montevallo, died.
- 1889: Bessemer police officer John Manning was killed in the line of duty.
- 1873: Former Governor of Alabama Andrew Moore died in Marion.