August 23 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: Jefferson County municipal elections were held.
- 2011: 2011 Birmingham mayoral election
- 2006: Superior Bank's acquisition of Tampa's First Kensington was approved.
- 2006: MTV's Two-A-Days documentary of the 2005 Hoover Bucs football season premiered.
- 1996: Compass Bank acquired CFB Bancorp of Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1988: Sun Ra performed the first of only two concerts in his hometown at The Nick.
- 1890: Vanderbilt Furnace No. 1 was blown in.
- 1985: UAB Blazers soccer player Two-Boys Gumede was born in Durban, South Africa.
- 1965: Minister Arthur Price was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1956: Midfield City Schools superintendent Douglas L. Ragland was born in Fairfield.
- 1953: Pro football player Billy Shields was born in Mississippi.
- 1865: Horace Waters was born in Macon, Georgia.
- 1839: Attorney and educator Solomon Palmer was born in Blount County.
- 2012: Labor and Civil Rights activist Joe Hendricks died.
- 1991: Judge Harlan Grooms died in Birmingham.