February 27 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Former BSC professor and Baileyton mayor Paul Bailey died.
- 2008: Bishop Ruby Kile died.
- 1983: Redmont Hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1970: Deborah Vance, television reporter and Larry Langford's chief of staff, was born in Miami, Florida.
- 1950: Archer Howard Hill killed a bull elephant with a bow and arrow for his film Tembo.
- 1945: Medal of Honor recipient Ross Gray was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
- 1925: Rock and Roll pioneer Hardrock Gunter was born in Birmingham.
- 1906: 12 miners were killed in the 1906 Little Cahaba Mine explosion.
- 1901: The Alabama Department of Archives and History was created by state law.
- 1886: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was born in Wilcox County.