July 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2001: The Birmingham Film Commission was established by the City of Birmingham.
- 1982: Alabama Magic 39 - Jacksonville Sunbirds 7 at Jacksonville.
- 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.
Births and deaths
- 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.
- 1945: Actor and musician Mickey Rooney, Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1928: Novelist and Birmingham Post editor Jack Bethea hanged himself at the Tutwiler Hotel.
- 1921: Scholar Roland Frye was born in Birmingham.
- 1917: Baseball player Piper Davis was born in Piper.
- 1905: Firefighter Gip Spruiell became the first member of the Birmingham Fire Department to die in the line of duty.
- 1893: Former Jefferson County Sheriff Abner Killough died.