January 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: Mayor Bernard Kincaid delivered the 2007 State of the City address.
- 2007: Citadel assigned the call letters WJOX to frequency FM 100.5 and started a new sports format at its old frequency, AM 690, with the call letters WSPZ-AM.
- 2007: Students began attending classes at the new Fultondale Elementary School.
- 1970: Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean headlined "Family Night with the Astronauts" at Municipal Auditorium.
- 1967: McElwain Baptist Church held the first service in its new sanctuary.
- 1977: Actress Amber Benson was born in Birmingham.
- 1972: Minister Alann Johnson was born.
- 1957: Helena Police Chief Doug Jones was born.
- 1937: Alabama Senate Minority Leader Jabo Waggoner Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1929: Pastor Harold D. Long was born.
- 1884: Choir director Malachi Wilkerson was born in Birmingham.
- 1877: Episcopal priest Raimundo de Ovies was born in Liverpool, England.
- 1842: Real estate executive James Going was born in Pickens County.
- 2009: Civil Rights attorney Chuck Morgan died.
- 2008: Alabama Labor Commissioner Asa Trammell died.
- 1985: Writer Wyatt Blassingame died in Bradenton, Florida.
- 1930: Physician Benjamin Wyman died in Birmingham.