August 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: Richella Heekins and Ben Marlow arrived in Birmingham for their BHM not BHX visit.
- 2013: Pike's Hickory Pit closed.
- 2007: The Hoover Gazette published its final issue.
- 1980: Legion Field hosted the Drum Corps International World Championships.
- 1979: Topping out of Princeton Towers I.
- 1970: A federal warrant was issued for activist Angela Davis, accused of assisting in the escape of George Jackson from San Quentin.
- 1965: Pizitz opened its Alberta City store.
- 1947: The W. S. Brown residence on Highland Avenue was sold to the American Federated Women's Club.
- 1945: The Birmingham News and Birmingham Post resumed publication after agreeing to end the 1945 printers' strike.
- 1937: The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Hugo Black's nomination to the Supreme Court.
- 1936: Jack Brazleton crashed into the Avondale School in a bi-plane.
- 1973: Mayor of Kimberly Craig Harris was born.
- 1952: Musician Topper Price was born in Mobile County.
- 1943: Pro Bowl guard Woody Peoples was born in Birmingham.
- 1940: Magazine editor and civic activist Philip Morris was born in Oklahoma.
- 1940: Baseball player and bookstore owner Paul Seitz was born in Ohio.
- 1936: Disc jockey Paul "Tall Paul" White was born in Birmingham.
- 1928: Reverend James L. Myers was born in South Carolina.
- 1921: Long-time Bromberg's employee Frances Moore was born.
- 1917: Club owner Andrew Tsimpides was born in Birmingham.
- 1907: Reverend Lawrence Johnson was born in England.
- 1894: Architect and film artist Sigmund Nesselroth was born in Budapest, Hungary.
- 1881: Titanic survivor Philipp Mock was born in New York, New York.
- 2011: Artist Chris Clark died.
- 1989: Actress and cheetah breeder Amanda Blake died in Sacramento, California.
- 1998: Birmingham Barons' Demond Smith hit a record two triples vs the Mobile Bay Bears.
- 1990: Alan Ogg signed an NBA contract with the Miami Heat.