August 18 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Chemist Leven Hazlegrove died at home in Homewood.
- 2008: Former Wake Forest University president Thomas Hearn died.
- 2006: Jefferson State Community College's St Clair Center opened in Pell City.
- 2005: Singer Bo Bice underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.
- 1995: Birmingham Barracudas 30 - Calgary Stampeders 28 at Calgary, Ontario.
- 1979: Legion Field hosted the Drum Corps International World Championships.
- 1979: Florida Firebirds 27 - Alabama Vulcans 26 at Florida.
- 1957: McElwain Baptist Church completed a new fellowship hall.
- 1955: Baseball player Bruce Benedict was born in Birmingham.
- 1930: Basketball coach Gene Bartow was born in Browning, Missouri.
- 1925: The Flag of Birmingham was adopted by the Birmingham City Commission.
- 1921: Attorney and civic leader Alexander Lacy was born in South Boston, Virginia
- 1918: Western swing bandleader Hank Penny was born in Birmingham.
- 1910: Rickwood Field opened with a 3:30 PM game. The Birmingham Barons defeated the Montgomery Climbers 3-2.
- 1888: Early Birmingham entrepreneur John Westbrook died.