December 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: The Birmingham City Council voted to declare Bob's Cafe a nuisance and revoke its license due to "multiple incidents".
- 2013: Fresh Value Marketplace opened in Trussville.
- 2010: African elephant Bulwagi arrived at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2008: Several area cities and towns held their annual Christmas parades.
- 2006: Shoal Creek Mine was idled and 465 workers were laid off.
- 2006: The Wachovia Bank branch (opened in 1969 as the BTNB Eastwood branch) outside Eastwood Mall was closed and later demolished.
- 1951: Radio station WNPT-AM in Northport went on the air.
- 1950: James Hatcher's Town & Gown Theater made its debut performance of "Born Yesterday" at the Temple Theater.
- 1918: Robert Brown was elected president of the American Association of Fairs and Expositions.
- 1890: R. W. Mustin and M. M. Fogle purchased property on 2nd Avenue North and 16th Street for the Iron City Steam Bottling Works.
- 1882: Banker T. L. Hudgins married the former Lucy Pope, his second wife.
- 1992: Laptop, a southern white rhinoceros, was born at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.
- 1980: Pitcher Ehren Wassermann was born in Sylacauga.
- 1980: LPGA golfer and Auburn Tigers women's golf coach Danielle Downey was born in Rochester, New York.
- 1975: Attorney and Miss Alabama 1998 Ashley Halfman was born in Birmingham.
- 1959: Pastor Lawrence Conaway was born.
- 1949: Racially-motivated murder victim Virgil Ware was born.
- 1941: Alabama Crimson Tide football player and coach Ray Perkins was born.
- 1935: University of Alabama president David Mathews was born in Grove Hill, Clarke County.
- 1927: Formal wear stores founder J. O. Tant Jr was born.
- 1918: Alabama Air National Guard commander G. Reid Doster was born in Rochelle, Georgia.
- 1904: Novelist Carlyle Tillery was born in Greensburg, Louisiana.
- 1899: Restaurateur John Proferis was born in Sparta, Greece.
- 2011: Artist Linda Kimbrough died.
- 1951: Hugo Black's first wife, Josephine, died after a long illness.
- 1910: Industrialist Henry F. DeBardeleben died.
- 1974: The Homewood City Council declared the day as Homewood Patriots Day in honor of Homewood High School's first football state championship.
- 1932: Boxer Izzy Jannazzo made his professional debut in a loss to Willie Miller.