July 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: The second annual Sloss Music & Arts Festival opened.
- 2011: Thomas Robey won the third Iron City Chef competition.
- 2010: Floyd & Beasley Transfer closed.
- 2008: Birmingham Airport Authority approved renaming the airport for Fred Shuttlesworth.
- 2007: Demolition of the 1917 Birmingham News building began.
- 2006: The 2006 National Association of Free Will Baptists convention began at the BJCC.
- 2001: Bank marketing consulting firm Bancography was founded.
- 1976: Black Creek Bridge in Fultondale was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
- 1963: The 212-member Community Affairs Committee was organized.
- 1961: First Lutheran Church named Reverend Martin A. Buerger as pastor.
- 1934: 20,000 United Textile Workers walked out across Alabama, touching off the 1934 National Textile Strike.
- 1903: The National Weather Bureau established a full-time "First Order" Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham
- 1889: The Birmingham Athletic Club was incorporated "for the encouragement of manly sports and promotion of physical culture."
- 1986: Mwelu, a male gorilla, was born at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
- 1956: Linebacker Rich Wingo was born in Elkhart, Indiana.
- 1937: Soccer coach Ray Woodard was born.
- 1934: Judge Tennant Smallwood was born.
- 1932: Charles Gratton, proprietor of the downtown Green Acres Cafe, was born.
- 1916: Jazz musician and CIA operative Miles Copeland was born in Birmingham.
- 1913: Mayor George Seibels was born in Coronado, California.
- 1845: Former Howard College President Benjamin Frankin Riley was born in Pineville.
- 1833: Dr James Luckie was born in Newton County, Georgia.
- 2012: Master engraver Harald Herglotz died in Tuscaloosa.
- 2011: Judge Ira De Ment died in Montgomery.
- 2011: Football coach Jim Currier died in Birmingham.
- 2011: Former NFL center Forrest Blue died in Carmichael, California.
- 2005: Brandee Skinner's BMW plunged into the Cahaba River, killing her two children.
- 1992: Pro football Hall of Famer Buck Buchanan died.
- 1970: Former Wake Forest football coach Peahead Walker died.
- 1950: Former Alderman Christian Rambow died.
- 1920: Former Adjutant General James Gilmer died in Seattle, Washington.