December 5 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2021: Magnolia Cafe closed.
- 2018: Education Corporation of America, and its schools including Virginia College and Culinard, shut its doors.
- 2007: Former Birmingham City Council member Don MacDermott pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography.
- 2006: The Birmingham Christmas parade was held in Kelly Ingram and Linn Parks.
- 2003: The Wyatt v. Stickney case regarding the state's treatment of mental patients was dismissed.
- 1996: Mike Lee opened Magnolia Cafe in Altadena Square.
- 1976: Public radio station WBHM went on the air.
- 1960: Hugo Black wrote the decision in the Supreme Court case of Boynton v. Virginia, establishing federal regulation of accommodations for interstate passengers.
- 1901: Thomas Martin was admitted to the Alabama State Bar.
- 1878: Eugene Enslen married the former Della Evans.
- 1837: State representative Shandy Jones married Evalina Love.
- 1948: Alabama School of Fine Arts teacher and Birmingham Festival Theatre co-founder Randy Marsh was born.
- 1921: Marine officer and Medal of Honor recipient Harold Wilson was born in Birmingham.
- 1865: Surgeon Dyer Talley was born in Woodlawn.
- 1799: Governor of Alabama Joshua Martin was born in Blount County, Tennessee.
- 2020: Former Hoover Fire Department chief Tom Bradley died.
- 2012: Dave's Pizza owner Dave Morrison died in Vestavia Hills.
- 2005: Pastor Ocie Burton died.