December 4 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Gus Malzahn was hired to succeed Gene Chizik as head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team.
- 2011: Garrick McGee was hired to succeed Neil Callaway as head coach of the UAB Blazers football team.
- 2009: Pelham Police Department patrol officer Philip Davis was murdered during a traffic stop on I-65.
- 2007: The Birmingham City Council passed the Birmingham Economic and Community Revitalization Ordinance.
- 2006: The Light Overture was recorded at the Alys Stephens Center.
- 2006: Alice Bettencourt died.
- 2006: Kairos Kafe opened in the former Ollie's Bar-B-Q building on University Boulevard.
- 1948: Alabama defeated Auburn 55-0 in the first Iron Bowl to be played in Legion Field.
- 1906: William Lay founded the Alabama Power Company in Gadsden.
- 1905: Businessman James F. Sulzby, Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1888: The body of May Hawes was found floating in East Lake by two boaters.
- 1865: Acting mayor of Birmingham John L. Parker was born in Livingston, Sumter County.