July 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: WYDE-FM dropped its talk radio format and played Christmas music.
- 1984: Michael Jackson left Birmingham after concluding rehearsals for his "Victory" tour at the BJCC.
- 1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Johnson.
- 1965: Museum curator Jeannine O'Grody was born.
- 1948: Basketball player Elvin Ivory was born in Birmingham.
- 1939: Singer Paul Williams was born in Birmingham
- 1937: Actress Polly Holliday was born in Jasper.
- 1929: Historian and college president Hugh Bailey was born in Berry, Fayette County.
- 1928: Marine Corps veteran and restaurateur Tex Ellison was born.
- 1896: Artist Frank Calloway was born.
- 1864: Physician C. Travis Drennen was born.
- 1861: Chancellor John Carmichael was born in Orrville, Dallas County.
- 1823: City founder John Cullmann was born in Frankweiler, Bavaria.
- 2018: Former judge Helen Shores Lee died.
- 2010: Alabama A&M University defensive back Maurice Thomas was killed in a shootout at Getties Boyz Club in Bessemer.
- 2009: Tuskegee Airman Don Cummings died in Columbus, Ohio.
- 2009: Jewelry store owner Trieu Duong was murdered by robbers.
- 2004: Former Birmingham Black Barons pitcher Elijah Gilliam died.
- 1940: Politician and educator John Abercrombie died in Montgomery.
- 2012: The University of Missouri and Texas A&M University joined the Southeastern Conference.
- 1983: Birmingham Stallions 29 - Tampa Bay Bandits 17 at Legion Field.
- 1978: The Alabama Barons kicked off a brief 5-game season in the Freedom Baseball League with a 10-9 victory over the Washington Senators at Rickwood Field.