July 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2001: The Birmingham Film Commission was established by the City of Birmingham.
- 1962: Birmingham's first McDonald's restaurant opened in the Central Park neighborhood.
- 1934: Birmingham's Nelda Brown was recognized as the 2,000,000th visitor to the Ford Exposition at Chicago's Century of Progress.
- 1945: Actor and musician Mickey Rooney, Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1921: Scholar Roland Frye was born in Birmingham.
- 1917: Baseball player Piper Davis was born in Piper.
- 2012; Author and filmmaker Nancy Stricklin died in an auto accident.
- 2009: Former University of Alabama administrator John Blackburn died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1994: Former boxer Petey Sarron died.
- 1988: NBA player Thales McReynolds died.
- 1969: Soldier Bill Terry Jr died in the Vietnam War.
- 1928: Novelist and Birmingham Post editor Jack Bethea hanged himself at the Tutwiler Hotel.
- 1905: Firefighters Gip Spruiell and E. B. Huffman were the first members of the Birmingham Fire Department to be killed in the line of duty when the Birmingham Paper Company building on Morris Avenue collapsed on them during a pre-dawn blaze.
- 1893: Former Jefferson County Sheriff Abner Killough died.