December 29 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Morefu, then the oldest living giraffe, died at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2006: BellSouth was reacquired by AT&T.
- 2004: Steelworker and politician Freddie C. Rogers died.
- 1995: The last episode of the Country Boy Eddie Show aired on WBRC 6.
- 1984: Photographer P. H. Polk died in Tallassee.
- 1982: The Bear Bryant era at Alabama ended with his final game, his 323rd victory.
- 1977: Rock group KISS performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1976: Elvis Presley performed his only concert in Birmingham.
- 1959: Musician Eric Essix was born.
- 1931: 5 miners were killed in the 1931 Overton No. 1 Mine explosion.
- 1931: Birmingham Police Chief George Bodeker died.
- 1928: Pinetop Smith recorded his classic "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie"
- 1910: Pro football player and WWII veteran Gump Ariail was born in Birmingham.
- 1873: Oak Hill Cemetery was formally sold to the City of Birmingham.
- 1868: The "Here We Rest" Seal of Alabama was adopted by the State Legislature.
- 1841: Howard College was founded in Marion.