August 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Longtime Legion Field announcer Simpson Pepper died.
- 2006: The Cooper Green Housing Community first phase of renovation was awarded to Wild Building Contractors of Morristown, Tennessee.
- 2006: Birmingham Zoo's male reticulated giraffe Rowan was born.
- 2006: Birmingham Zoo's male cheetah Buster died.
- 1998: Musician, bandleader and insurance executive Joe Giattina died.
- 1988: Industrialist Kirkman O'Neal died.
- 1983: UAB and pro football player Darrell Hackney was born in Atlanta.
- 1948: Judge John Amari was born in Roebuck.
- 1917: Journalist and author Marguerite Johnston Barnes was born in Birmingham.
- 1895: Henry M. Caldwell, president of the Elyton Land Company, died in Birmingham.