January 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: Cahaba Brewing Company opened their new brewery and tap room at the Continental Gin complex.
- 2012: American Aluminum Products owner Kirk Jones died in an industrial accident at his shop.
- 2010: William Bell defeated Patrick Cooper in a runoff from the 2009 special mayoral election.
- 2007: City traffic engineer John Garrett retired.
- 1997: The artist then not known as Prince performed at Boutwell Auditorium, and later ate at Bottega and made an unannounced appearance during a Cheesebrokers show at Five Points Music Hall.
- 1993: Compass Bank acquired Cornerstone Bancshares of Dallas, Texas.
- 1985: Prince's "Purple Rain" tour came to the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1951: Burks Pan-Am Service Station opened at 26th Street and 11th Avenue North.
- 1948: George's Grill opened in the former location of the Altamont Restaurant on Highland Avenue.
- 1914: The International Typographical Union Local No. 104 hosted a banquet for 150 people at the Empire Hotel in honor of Benjamin Franklin's 208th birthday.
- 1818: The first Alabama Territorial Legislature went into session at St Stephens.
- 1995: Engineer and composer Eric Mobley was born in North Springfield, Virginia.
- 1967: Musician Eric Dover was born in Jasper.
- 1962: Birmingham Water Works Board chair Sherry Lewis was born in Birmingham.
- 1955: North Shelby Fire and Emergency Medical District chief Michael O'Connor was born in Brooklyn, New York.
- 1799: Plantation owner Mortimer Jordan was born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
- 2016: Former Jefferson County Commission president David Orange died.
- 2013: Former Birmingham City Council member Russell Yarbrough died.
- 2012: Civil Rights guard Colonel Stone Johnson died in Birmingham.
- 2006: Reverend Willie Spencer of Hueytown died.
- 2002: Longtime director of the Ensley Community House Virginia Tyler died.
- 1941: Physician Logwood Goin died.