July 20 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: The Willie Mays statue was dedicated at Regions Field.
- 2011: Birmingham Police brought down a rodeo bull that escaped its trailer on I-59, struck several cars, and charged a group of people at East Lake Park.
- 1959: John's Restaurant reopened after renovations.
- 1941: Joseph Raya was ordained a priest of the Melkite Catholic Church.
- 1940: The Bessemer veterans memorial was erected in the median of Bessemer Super Highway.
- 1927: Ground was broken for the Theodore Swann residence.
- 1894: A fire broke out at Stowers Furniture Company, eventually engulfing the Caldwell Hotel and other businesses.
- 1887: The Hotel Belvidere at East Lake Park held an "Opening Hop".
- 1989: Infielder Tyler Saladino was born in San Diego, California.
- 1975: Urban explorer Michael Richard was born in Metairie, Louisiana.
- 1972: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback and radio personality Jay Barker was born in Birmingham.
- 1967: Attorney and state legislator Paul DeMarco was born in Birmingham.
- 1962: Orthodox priest Ignatius Crockett was born in Birmingham.
- 1896: World War I Flying Ace James Meissner was born in Londonderry, Nova Scotia.
- 1780: Missionary Hosea Holcombe was born near Cross Keys, Union District, South Carolina.
- 2007: Radio and TV announcer Ward McIntyre died.
- 2008: Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park
- 2006: The Birmingham Barons' minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox was extended until 2010.
- 1996: A crowd of 83,183 fans, the largest in the history of Legion Field, saw Argentina defeat the United States 3–1 in the 1996 Olympic soccer tournament.
- 1972: The Texas Rangers returned Ted Kubiak to Oakland as part of a 5-player trade.
- 1947: Paul Lehner hit an inside-the-park grand slam to give the St Louis Browns a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a Sunday double-header.