January 22 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The first FoodBlogSouth conference was held at Woodrow Hall.
- 2009: The Statewide Health Coordinating Council voted to clear the way for a hospital in Hoover.
- 1965: CARS, Inc. was incorporated.
- 1964: The Regional Planning Commission held its first meeting.
- 1926: Minor High School was almost completely destroyed by a fire which started in the chemistry laboratory.
- 1923: Pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff performed for the first time in Birmingham at the Jefferson Theatre.
- 1877: An English syndicate assumed control of the Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad, renaming it the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.
- 1824: Schoolteacher Lemuel McMillion married Altamirah Freeland in Jefferson County.
- 1951: Alveda King, minister and social activist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1945: Bank robber and minister Mary Kay Beard was born in Eldon, Missouri.
- 1915: Minister C. L. Franklin was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
- 1908: Harpist Alice Chalifoux was born.
- 1904: Poet John Beecher was born.