January 30 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: The Birmingham Police Department's ShotSpotter gunfire location technology produced its first arrest.
- 2007: Daniel Alarcón's novel Lost City Radio was published.
- 2007: Two-A-Days season 2 premiered on MTV.
- 1968: Tuscaloosa's Memorial Coliseum opened its doors for a performance of "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd".
- 1922: Construction of Woodlawn High School was completed.
- 1917: Harry "The Human Fly" Gardiner climbed the exterior of the Empire Building.
- 1831: Furnace master Moses Stroup married Permelia Richards.
- 1972: Actor Jennifer Hale was born.
- 1937: Mechanic and bluesman G. B. Burt was born in Birmingham.
- 1928: Gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates was born.
- 1923: 1948 Birmingham Barons first baseman Walt Dropo was born in Moosup, Connecticut.