August 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Joyce Vance was confirmed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
- 2007: The Lipscomb City Coalition was organized.
- 2005: The second-annual Southern Heritage Festival opened at Kelly Ingram Park.
- 1999: The 1999 Birmingham Heritage Festival began.
- 1999: The Alabama Baptist State Convention Youth Evangelism Conference began at the BJCC.
- 1965: President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- 1925: Governor William Brandon commuted the death sentences of Odell and Pearl Jackson, convicted in the 1920s axe murders.
- 1905: Urban folklore claims Hazel Farris killed her husband, three policemen, and a deputy sheriff in Kentucky.
- 1887: The Magic City Guards were formally disbanded.
- 1976: Railroad Park director Camille Spratling was born in Birmingham.
- 1968: Alabama running back Siran Stacy was born in Geneva (Geneva County).
- 1909: Baseball player Al Veach was born in Maylene.
- 1903: Activist Virginia Foster Durr was born in Birmingham.
- 1876: Inventor Miller Reese Hutchison was born in Baldwin County.
- 1830: Birmingham founder William Nabers was born in Jefferson County.
- 2014: Homebuilder and developer Al Awtrey died in Hoover.
- 1891: Former Alderman and acting Mayor William McDonald died.