August 20 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: The bodies of the five victims of the Cahaba Lakes murders were found in an apartment in Shelby County.
- 2007: SouthPoint Bank opened a third branch in Gardendale.
- 2003: John Calamus's short-lived Yanni's: A Nuove Grille restaurant opened in the Vestavia Hills City Center.
- 1999: Philip Triantos filed a lawsuit challenging the Jefferson County Occupational Tax.
- 1980: University Mall in Tuscaloosa celebrated its grand opening.
- 1948: Football hall of famer Tom Banks was born.
- 1945: Japanese prisoner of war Kenneth Farmer was released after more than three years of captivity.
- 1924: Stuffy Stewart set a Birmingham Barons team record by stealing five bases in a home game against Little Rock.