August 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: Cantina Laredo opened at Uptown.
- 2013: Concord Elementary School and Oxmoor Valley Elementary School opened.
- 1966: Singer Sandy Posey recorded "Single Girl" in Nashville.
- 1963: Steiner Bank relocated to modern offices at 1920 3rd Avenue North.
- 1955: William Rushton III married LaVona Price.
- 1937: Hugo Black was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1922: Mitchell and Ida Cotton opened Cotton's department store in Ensley.
- 1886: The Alabama Iron Works was incorporated.
- 1884: Robert Mustin married Mamie C. Williams in Pickens County.
- 1877: A kerosene lamp broke, causing a fire at the Relay House.
- 1977: Financial planner and former Steeldog Adlai Trone was born in Birmingham.
- 1976: State representative Chris England was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1973: Jazz guitarist Carlos Pino was born in Birmingham.
- 1968: Pastor and Clay City Councilor Bo Johnson was born in Mississippi.
- 1956: Trussville City Councilor and former Birmingham Stallions guard William Aydelette was born in Mobile.
- 1949: Church of God pastor and administrator Raymond Culpepper was born.
- 2005: Former BBS sysop Tom Egan died in Birmingham.
- 1923: Anna Harper, wife of cartoonist Hubert Harper, died in a seaplane accident in Santa Rosa, Florida.