January 23 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Heavenly Donut Company opened on Cahaba River Road.
- 2012: An early morning tornado outbreak caused widespread damage in Jefferson County.
- 2011: Ground was broken for the new Woodlawn United Methodist Church.
- 2007: The Mark and Mack Show became WYSF-FM's morning radio program.
- 2000: Derrick Thomas was badly injured in an auto accident in Kansas City, Missouri.
- 1972: Johnny Cash headlined a show with June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers at Municipal Auditorium.
- 1965: Peter, Paul and Mary played Municipal Auditorium, with ticket prices ranging from $2.50 to $5
- 1948: A rare snowfall brought 3.8 inches to Birmingham.
- 1940: A rare snowfall brought 9.5 inches to Birmingham.
- 1973: Reality show cast member Julie Oliver Gentry was born in Birmingham.
- 1970: UAB Blazers women's basketball coach Audra Smith was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.
- 1953: Archbishop Joseph Marino was born in Birmingham.
- 1925: Real estate agent Bettie Hurd was born in Sheffield, Colbert County.
- 1916: Football player Bo Russell was born in Birmingham.
- 1913: Samford University president Leslie Wright was born in Birmingham.
- 1894: U.S. Congressman Luther Patrick was born in Morgan County.
- 2013: Birmingham-Southern College biology professor Doug Waits died.
- 2012: Businessman and philanthropist Larry Striplin, Jr died.
- 2006: Vietnam veteran Murray Sokol died.
- 2003: Singer and actress Nell Carter died.
- 1970: Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee Hank Crisp died at UAB Hospital.