August 12 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: The expansion of Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 3 was dedicated.
- 1998: Radio DJ Luka returned to the airwaves on 103.7 The New Q.
- 1949: The homes of Milton Curry Jr and E. B. DeYampert were bombed.
- 1937: Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the United States Supreme Court.
- 1901: The 1901 International Typographical Union Convention kicked off in Birmingham.
- 1974: Attorney Jon Vickers was born in Birmingham.
- 1943: Blues musician Sam Frazier Jr was born in Edgewater.
- 1921: Businessman Elliott Dent was born in Saint Mary's County, Maryland.
- 1890: Meatpacker R. L. Zeigler was born in Butler County.
- 1783: Alabama's first elected U.S. Senator, and Walker County namesake, John Williams Walker was born.
- 2009: Wrestler Gladys Gillem died in Pensacola, Florida.
- 2008: Former Birmingham Bulls left winger Gilles Bilodeau died in Birmingham.
- 1999: The Birmingham Steeldogs announced their team nickname, colors and head coach.
- 1967: The AFL's Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Jets 30-17 in an exhibition game at Legion Field.
- 1965: Ted Kubiak set the Barons' record for runs scored with 6 against Montgomery.