December 12 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: The 2017 U.S. Senate special election was held.
- 2005: New indictments of mail fraud and conspiracy were added to the Siegelman Scrushy corruption case].
- 1972: Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac played at Municipal Auditorium.
- 1935: A concrete bridge connecting Alabaster and Siluria over the John Allen Branch was opened.
- 1864: Frank O'Brien was captured by Union forces at Plymouth, North Carolina.
- 1853: The North-East and South-West Rail Road Company was chartered.
- 1823: John Williams Walker resigned as a U.S. Senator due to failing health.
- 1981: Football player Ronnie Brown was born in Rome, Georgia.
- 1959: Basketball coach Mike Anderson was born in Birmingham.
- 1951: Birmingham Bulls defenseman Steve Durbano was born in Toronto, Ontario.
- 1936: Band director Ted Galloway was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1934: Applebee's International founder Abe Gustin was born in Birmingham.
- 1925: Businessman Leonard Weil was born in Birmingham.
- 1853: Birmingham Superintendent of Schools John Herbert Phillips was born.
- 1833: Architect Charles Wheelock was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
- 2007: Real estate executive Warren Crow III died in Birmingham.
- 1991: Real estate developer Aaron Aronov died.
- 1990: Librarian and historian William Hoole died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1968: Actress Tallulah Bankhead died in New York City.
- 1930: Bottler Al Hochstadter died in Birmingham.