January 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The vacant Powell School caught fire.
- 2010: Abdul Kallon was sworn in as a federal District Court judge.
- 1977: Bob Hope performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1969: Former Miss Birmingham Toula Hagestratou married attorney Clifford Fulford.
- 1944: Tuskegee Airman Alexander Jefferson earned his wings.
- 1877: The Three Rivers Coal & Iron Company was organized by G. W. C. Lomb.
- 1839: Judson Female Institute was founded in Marion under president Milo Jewett.
- 1822: William Pullen was granted an 80-acre tract in what later became Avondale.
- 1987: Miss Alabama 2011 Courtney Porter was born in Birmingham.
- 1976: Pelham police officer Philip Davis was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1957: Former Alabama Republican Party chair Marty Connors was born.
- 1920: Businesswoman Katherine McTyeire was born in Birmingham.
- 1871: Birmingham Conservatory of Music director William Gussen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1846: Attorney William Walker Jr was born in Elyton.
- 1953: Joe Kelley died with 40 other servicemen returning from Korea in a plane crash near Bear Lake, Idaho.
- 1917: Accused murderer Louis Walton killed himself by breaking a bottle of nitroglycerin in the lavatory of a Southern Railway car as it rolled through Woodlawn toward the Terminal Station.