January 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: Unexpected snow and ice stranded thousands of people in their cars in the 2014 winter storm.
- 2010: Kyle Whitmire's final "War on Dumb" article was published in the Birmingham Weekly.
- 2005: Freshwater Land Trust announced that they were raising funds to purchase property for the Red Mountain Park.
- 2000: Alamerica Bank officially opened.
- 1988: UAB's 1917 Clinic opened.
- 1975: Buckingham Nicks headlined a show at the Fairgrounds grandstand, shortly after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac. They returned for a final sold-out show at Boutwell Auditorium three nights later.
- 1975: Jim White founded White & Company investment bankers.
- 1971: Chilton County was added to the Regional Planning Commission.
- 1945: Bert Bank and fellow Japanese prisoners of war were rescued by U. S. Rangers in the Philippines.
- 1915: The Jefferson County Savings Bank closed its doors.
- 1904: A rare snowfall brought 8.1 inches to Birmingham.
- 1846: The Alabama Legislature began meetings in Tuscaloosa that resulted in the choice of Montgomery as the new state capital.
- 1820: Ninian Tannehill married Mary "Polly" Prude at Elyton.
- 1975: Southern Company deputy general counsel Monica Graveline was born.
- 1973: Comic book writer Jason Aaron was born in Jasper.
- 1964: Birmingham News editorialist and financial author Justin Fox was born in California.
- 1923: Pediatrician Dewey White was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2015: Mayer Electric executive Patsy Collat died.
- 1941: Brother Bryan died.
- 1916: Judge Mitchell Porter died in Birmingham.
- 1910: Carpenter and undertaker Edward Erswell died in Birmingham.
- 2007: Tragic City Rollers All-Stars defeated the Atlanta Roller Girls 129-117 at Funtime Skate Center in Fultondale.
- 1995: The Canadian Football League approved the Birmingham Barracudas' application for an expansion team.
- 1947: Boxer Izzy Jannazzo lost to Steve Belloise in his final professional bout.