January 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2018: HealthSouth changed its name to Encompass Health.
- 2013: WJOX-FM became a CBS Sports Radio affiliate.
- 2012: J & M Child Development Center on Bessemer Road was damaged by arson.
- 2012: McCormick & Schmick's at Brookwood Village closed.
- 2011: Bethel Metropolitan Community Church closed.
- 2008: Rock band Moses Mayfield announced it was breaking up.
- 2007: Dixon & Willoughby went on the air at a station in Orlando.
- 2006: The Hoover High School marching band made their first appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
- 1999: Shelia Smoot married Robert Ward Jr.
- 1981: Arthur Deutsch began his term as Chief of the Birmingham Police Department.
- 1973: The Irondale Cafe reopened under new owners.
- 1964: The Parliament House hotel opened its doors to guests.
- 1947: The Club was incorporated.
- 1935: Residents of Fairview petitioned the city to remove the "spooks or spirits" residing in a haunted house at 400 Ann Street.
- 1919: A rare snowfall brought 5.5 inches to Birmingham.
- 1873: The National Bank of Birmingham opened to the public.
- 1848: The Alabama Legislature authorized a Geological Survey of Alabama with Michael Tuomey as State Geologist.
- 1949: Birmingham Board of Education president Phyllis Wyne was born.
- 1929: Endocrinologist Constance Shen Pittman was born in Nanking, China.
- 1922: Mayor of Vestavia Hills Robert Guillot was born in Headland, Henry County.
- 2017: Former Governor of Alabama Albert Brewer died.
- 2012: North Shelby Fire and Emergency Medical District chief Michael O'Connor died.
- 2011: Former ONB director Bill Ricker died.
- 2003: Attorney David Cromwell Johnson died.
- 2002: Truck driver Tim Dyson died in an accident at Malfunction Junction.
- 1961: Architect John Davis died in Birmingham.
- 1919: Judge John Hearst Miller died in Birmingham.