January 13 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Scheduled opening of the Westin Hotel at The Marketplace.
- 2012: Restauranteur Michael Matsos died.
- 2011: The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced their "Prize 2 the Future" contest.
- 2011: A fire damaged part of the Porter Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Bessemer.
- 2010: Minister Fred Lamar died in St Petersburg, Florida.
- 2008: CD/DVD producer Bik Lonnie was struck and killed during an illegal drag race in the Pratt community.
- 2008: Monsignor Joseph Marino was appointed to the Papal Nuncio in Bangladesh.
- 2007: The Bookland in the Galleria closed.
- 2007: Park director Margaret Tingle died.
- 2006: Reverend Willie Spencer of Hueytown died.
- 1988: Miss Alabama 2008, Amanda Tapley, was born in Birmingham.
- 1982: A rare snowfall brought 5 inches to Birmingham.
- 1977: Political columnist Kyle Whitmire was born.
- 1970: Radio personality James Williams was born.
- 1959: Artist Steve Skipper was born.
- 1954: Carnaggio's opened in Midfield.
- 1930: 7 miners were killed in the 1930 Peerless Mine explosion.
- 1912: Architect George Gaunt was born in Vassar, Michigan.
- 1869: Coal operator William Browne died in Talladega.
- 1832: The Shelby County town of "Columbia" was renamed "Columbiana" by the state legislature.