August 22 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Lakeside Coffee opened in Pell City.
- 1992: President George H. W. Bush visited the Riverchase Galleria to give a campaign speech.
- 1953: Bill Steltemeier married Ramona Schnupp.
- 1926: The feature film "Men of Steel," filmed in Ensley, enjoyed a record-breaking Birmingham premiere at the Lyric Theatre.
- 1988: Educator and community activist Cory Pettway was born.
- 1965: Radio personality Dave Rossi was born.
- 1949: Former UAB provost Eli Capilouto was born in Montgomery.
- 1924: Businessman Walter Johnsey was born.
- 1923: Businessman Louis Willie Jr was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
- 1892: Architect Walter Holmquist was born in Washburn, Wisconsin.
- 2016: Museum curator Jeannine O'Grody died.
- 2014: Pastor and educator Bernard Williams died.
- 2012: Bookseller Allen Shaffer died.
- 2011: Concert promoter Tony Ruffino died.
- 2010: Preservationist and organist Cecil Whitmire died.
- 2009: Pioneering anesthesiologist Alfred Habeeb died.
- 2008: Bessemer City Councilor Jason Dean died.
- 2007: Pianist and theater music director Madelyn Poole died.