December 18 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: New South Federal Savings Bank failed and its assets were sold to Beal Bank.
- 2007: Chuck Hagler was sworn in as chief of the Hueytown Police Department.
- 2007: Gregory Clarke was sentenced to serve 21 months in federal prison and to pay $35,684 in restitution for income tax fraud.
- 1990: Shoe repairman and 2006 Jefferson County Sheriff's candidate Ron Blankenship was released from jail after serving 7 months of a one year sentence for assualt.
- 1975: USGA executive Elbert Jemison enrolled President Gerald Ford into the USGA's Associates Program in the Oval Office.
- 1971: Birmingham inaugurated its Centennial celebration with a fireworks display.
- 1962: The conservatory at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens opened.
- 1956: Tommy Charles' radio career began on the overnight shift on WSGN-AM.
- 1938: McAdory High School was destroyed by fire.
- 1909: 2.3 inches of snow fell on Birmingham.
- 1820: The General Assembly of Alabama established "The University of the State of Alabama". It opened in Tuscaloosa eleven years later.
- 1990: Former Birmingham Barons star Micah Johnson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- 1971: Realtor James F. Sulzby IV was born.
- 1966: NBA player Nate Johnston was born in Birmingham.
- 1924: Luvenia Little, mother of Mayor William Bell, was born in Birmingham.
- 1971: Nick Saban married Terry Constable.
- 1912: Architect William Warren married the former Dorthea Orr.
- 1901: David McLendon married Neva Lillian Davis.
- 1895: Newspaper reporter Edward Barrett married the former Janie Southerlin Smith.
- 2013: Businesswoman Katherine McTyeire died.
- 2007: Margarine executive James Kidd, Jr died.
- 2005: Singer Linda Manning died in Cullman.
- 1966: Newspaper book editor Irita Van Doren died in New York, New York.
- 1930: Banker Robert Terrell died.
- 2014: The 2014-15 UAB Blazers Basketball team lost to the LSU Tigers, 79-70, at Bartow Arena.
- 2012: Julio Vinas was announced as the manager of the Birmingham Barons.
- 2007: 2nd year Houston Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans was selected for the NFL Pro Bowl.
- 2003: The Alabama Slammers lost to the Orlando Seals, 2-3 at the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando.