August 27 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: A pilot died when his single-engine plane crashed near the Shelby County Airport.
- 2014: PT's of SoHo opened in Homewood's SoHo Square.
- 2011: Former WMJJ-FM morning show co-host Jeannine Jersey married Steven Bailey.
- 2009: Joyce Vance was sworn in as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
- 2006: Buddy Champion became pastor of First Baptist Church Trussville.
- 2005: The first annual Stokin' the Fire BBQ Festival was held at Sloss Furnaces.
- 1998: Regions Bank purchased State First National Bank of Texarkana, Texas.
- 1971: A runaway truck collided with a car carrying five Vestavia Hills High School coaches. Phillip Puccio, Thomas Ward and Robert Ray were killed. Thompson Reynolds and Sam Short were injured.
- 1963: Six buses left Birmingham bound for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom".
- 1968: Architecture enthusiast Randy Sandford was born.
- 1951: Former Jefferson County Commission public information officer Orville Ifill was born.
- 1918: Hotelier Jack Meyer was born in Birmingham.
- 1915: Architect Albion Knight was born.
- 1980: Baseball player John Wilson died in Chattanooga.
- 1971: Vestavia Hills High School coaches Phillip Puccio, Thomas Ward and Robert Ray were killed in a collision with a runaway truck.