December 30 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 1997: Covenant Bank was chartered in Leeds.
- 1974: Writer Fred Bonnie married Ellen Sullivan.
- 1895: Land was purchased in Brookside by the Diocese of Mobile for the newly-established SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
- 1868: Baker County was established.
- 1868: The Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing Company was incorporated.
- 1961: Rabbi Brian Glusman was born in Huntsville.
- 1960: Baker and singer Carole Griffin was born.
- 1960: Organist Gary Jones was born.
- 1946: Politician Gary White was born.
- 1896: Football coach Homer Norton was born.
- 1830: University of Alabama president Nathaniel Lupton was born in Frederick County, Virginia.
- 2014: Bassist Henry Strzelecki died in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 2013: Former Mountain Brook Mayor Bill Matthews died.
- 2010: Former Pizitz Middle School teacher Elizabeth Garner died.
- 2002: Medical missionary Martha Myers died in Jibla, Yemen.
- 1980: Birmingham Barons player and coach Stuffy Stewart died in Florida.
- 1921: Mayor of Avondale William Starbuck died.
- 1913: East Lake Mayor Bob McKinley died.