August 30 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The 17th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival wrapped.
- 2014: Garage Café closed.
- 2008: The third annual Alabama Butterbean Festival was held in Pinson.
- 2007: Scott's Koneys closed shop on 20th Street South to move to the Liberty National Building.
- 2007: The Leer Tower sign was lit.
- 2005: Through the Sparks' album Audio Iotas was released on Skybucket Records.
- 2005: Governor Bob Riley placed 350 National Guard troops on active duty in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- 1938: The Birmingham City Commission passed a noise ordinance.
- 1937: A "Reunion of Former Slaves" was held at Avondale Park, featuring sing-alongs and sermons.
- 1923: The City of Birmingham steamship was christened at Newport News, Virginia for service between Boston, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia.
- 1908: The unsuccessful 1908 United Mine Workers strike was called off by union officials.
- 1879: Peyton King sold 442 acres of King's Spring to James Sloss for $2,210.
- 1983: Birmingham Barons infielder Chris Getz was born in Southfield, Michigan.
- 1977: Alabama Crimson Tide and NFL running back Shaun Alexander was born in Kentucky.
- 1960: AME Minister and community activist Ron Nored was born.
- 1957: Birmingham City Schools community education director Otis Dismuke was born.
- 1951: Irish singer and politician and EWTN personality Dana Rosemary Scallon was born in London.
- 2015: Ad executive, McDonald's franchisee and Broadway producer Max Cooper.
- 2009: Former Samford University vice-president and athletic director Evan Zeiger, Sr died.
- 2000: Musician and club owner Bob Cain died of cancer.
- 1977: Virginia Simpson was murdered.
- 2008: Birmingham-Southern defeated Campbell 12-6 in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
- 2008: UAB lost to conference rival Tulsa 45-22 at Legion Field.
- 2007: The Samford Bulldogs defeated West Alabama 23-21 before a crowd of 10,483 at Seibert Stadium.
- 1987: Two Birmingham Barons records were set as Tom Forrester hit three home runs and another extra base hit in a game against Columbus.