August 14 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: A plane crashed near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, killing six.
- 2013: A UPS cargo plane crashed near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing two crew members.
- 2009: Colonial Bank failed.
- 2009: A new Jefferson County Occupational Tax was signed into law.
- 2007: Bishop Robert Baker was tapped to head the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.
- 1996: Clay-Chalkville High School and the new location of Shades Valley High School opened.
- 1975: U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel laureate Henry Kissinger addressed the Southern Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham.
- 1971: 9-11 victim and Birmingham native Lynn Edwards Angell married her husband David.
- 1945: An agreement was reached to end the five-week-long 1945 printers' strike.
- 1906: Robert Terrell founded the Bank of Alabama in Ensley.
- 1901: The cornerstone of Ensley School was laid.
- 1953: Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor Harold Jackson was born in Birmingham.
- 1930: Independent Presbyterian Church choirmaster Joseph Schreiber was born in New Albany, Indiana
- 1919: Artist Carl Salter was born.
- 2016: Six died in the 2016 Northport plane crash.
- 2013: Two died in the 2013 Airport Highlands plane crash.
- 2008: Long-time Bessemer municipal judge Jackie McDougal died.
- 2008: Lou's Pub owner Lou Zaden died.
- 2006: Adventurer and mountain climber Robert Davis III died while descending Mount Kenya.
- 1988: Samford University professor Monnie Cheves died.
- 1984: Baseball player Spud Davis died.
- 1915: Banker Christian Enslen died in Birmingham.