August 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The Birmingham City Council voted 7-1 to raise its total compensation from $25,000 a year to $50,000 in 2017.
- 2006: The Cooper Green Housing Community first phase of renovation was awarded to Wild Building Contractors of Morristown, Tennessee.
- 1968: The new Tutwiler Hall dormitory at the University of Alabama was dedicated.
- 1900: The 1900 Peters Cartidge Co. Tournament trap-shooting competition began in Birmingham.
- 2006: Birmingham Zoo's male reticulated giraffe Rowan was born.
- 1983: UAB and pro football player Darrell Hackney was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1977: Artist and musician Spencer Shoults was born in Meridian, Mississippi.
- 1948: Judge John Amari was born in Roebuck.
- 1925: Judge Helen Nies was born in Birmingham.
- 1917: Journalist and author Marguerite Johnston Barnes was born in Birmingham.
- 2015: Milo's Hamburgers co-founder Bea Carlton died.
- 2008: Longtime Legion Field announcer Simpson Pepper died.
- 2007: Former Auburn University president William F. Walker died.
- 2006: Birmingham Zoo's male cheetah Buster died.
- 1998: Musician, bandleader and insurance executive Joe Giattina died.
- 1988: Industrialist Kirkman O'Neal died.
- 1996: Judge Helen Nies died on her 71st birthday.
- 1895: Henry M. Caldwell, president of the Elyton Land Company, died in Birmingham.
- 1882: Sailor, banker and industrialist Charles Linn died in Birmingham.