August 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Former Birmingham Black Barons infielder Frank Evans died in Auburn.
- 2009: Former Auburn Tigers tackle Cleve Wester died in Albany, Georgia.
- 2007: Jennifer Hunt Gallery held its grand opening in Cahaba Village.
- 2006: Terrence West, girl's basketball coach at Woodlawn High was murdered in Ensley.
- 2004: The Alabama Slammers hockey team announced the immediate suspension of operations.
- 2000: Daniel George restaurant opened in Mountain Brook Village.
- 1990: Willie James Ware was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by George H. W. Bush.
- 1984: Professional baseball player Greg Paiml was born.
- 1978: Actor and screenwriter Tommy Dewey was born in Birmingham.
- 1966: Professional fighter Eric "Butterbean" Esch was born in Bay City, Michigan.
- 1962: SI Reasoning was born.
- 1950: The new Birmingham City Hall was dedicated at a cornerstone-laying ceremony.
- 1948 Jazz musician Ray Reach was born in Birmingham.
- 1947: Colonial Stores introduced its familiar rooster logo.
- 1943: Drummond Company executive Larry Drummond was born in Birmingham.
- 1936: Banker Wallace Malone was born in Dothan.
- 1928: The Birmingham Amateur Movie Association was founded.
- 1928: Businessman Tom Jernigan was born in Atmore, Escambia County.
- 1924: Architect John Fuller was born in Cartersville, Georgia.
- 1913: The Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company began service on the No. 7 Wylam-Bush Hills streetcar line