August 11 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2000: The first Furnace Fest began at Sloss Furnaces.
- 1985: The Heaviest Corner on Earth was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1978: The Commodores played at Legion Field.
- 1973: 41 contestants from 35 states and 6 countries arrived for the 1973 Miss Black Teenage World Pageant.
- 1964: By a margin of six votes in the 1964 One Great City referendum, residents of Homewood voted to merge into Birmingham.
- 1961: Phantini the Mentalist drove police chief Jamie Moore and Mayor-elect Art Hanes from Birmingham City Hall to the Thomas Jefferson Hotel while wearing a blindfold.
- 1926: A Federal Radio Commission license was approved for WKBC-AM.
- 1870: Theophilus Jowers married Sarah Latham in Irondale.
- 1962: Professional basketball player Ennis Whatley was born.
- 1914: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" lyricist Hugh Martin was born.
- 1858: Judge John Hearst Miller was born in Wilcox County.
- 1858: Mayor of Ensley Rod Scott was born in Floyd County, Georgia.
- 1843: Attorney and speculator Ellis Phelan was born in Marion, Perry County.
- 2008: Lizard breeder Bert Langerwerf died.
- 2002: Retired school librarian Alpha Robertson died.
- 1999: Nurse Annie Louise Peoples died.
- 1973: Securities broker and civic leader Mervyn Sterne died.
- 1939: Baptist minister Charles Fisher died in Augusta, Georgia.
- 1921: Father James Coyle of St Paul's Catholic Church downtown was murdered by Reverend Edwin Stephenson.
- 1979: Alabama Vulcans 30 - Arkansas Champs 0.