July 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: Edward Leonard III began his term as President of Birminigham-Southern College.
- 2012: Legends Smokehouse closed both its Clay and Trussville restaurants.
- 2008: The Birmingham Board of Education voted to accept 14,000 additional XO laptops from the city.
- 2007: The 2007 American Mensa Annual Gathering concluded with worship services and brunch.
- 2006: Tim Head began disassembling the barn at the Jayfe Ware residence.
- 1973: The UAB Diabetes Hospital admitted its first patients.
- 1961: The 20th Special Forces Group was organized at the Homewood National Guard Armory.
- 1908: The 1908 United Mine Workers strike began.
- 1872: Mayor Robert Henley appointed William McDonald to serve as acting mayor while he traveled to Florida for treatment of tuberculosis.
- 1958: Physician David Aizenman was born in Birmingham.
- 1872: U. S. Senator John Bankhead II was born.
- 2017: Actor Nelsan Ellis died at home in Los Angeles, California.
- 2015: Former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler died.
- 1989: Artist Cary Allbritton was murdered in Southside.
- 1859: Pioneer farmer John Gillespy Sr died.