June 1 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The Barons won the 2011 Rickwood Classic in 11 innings in 98° temperatures.
- 2008: 2nd annual Preserve Jazz Festival was held in Hoover.
- 2007: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra performed "The Orchestra Strikes Back: Music from the Star Wars Saga" for Sounds for Summer at Caldwell Park.
- 2007: Victor Mercedes made his debut with the Birmingham Barons.
- 2006: Andrew Westmoreland became president of Samford University.
- 2002: The grand opening of Aldridge Gardens Phase I was held.
- 2002: Birmingham Steeldogs 47 - Bossier City Battle Wings 35.
- 1926: Construction of the original 24th Street Viaduct began.
- 1924: Municipal Auditorium was dedicated.
- 1899: An Anti-Spitting Law went into effect in Birmingham.
- 1892: The DeBardeleben Coal and Iron Company was sold to the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company.
- 1871: The Elyton Land Company began selling lots in the newly-created city of Birmingham.
 Births and deaths
- 2013: Singer and preacher's wife Dorothy Porter died.
- 1981: Rockabilly singer-songwriter Jimmy Murphy died.
- 1973: Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson was born in Birmingham.
- 1949: Mayor of Birmingham William Bell was born in Birmingham.
- 1928: Art collector Paul R. Jones was born in Bessemer.
- 1926: Former mayor Mel Drennen died in Birmingham.
- 1922: Salesian monk Charles Todel was born.
- 1921: Motion Industries co-founder Caldwell Marks was born in Birmingham.
- 1912: Little Man Popwell was born.
- 1887: Baseball player Ewart "Dixie" Walker was born in Pennsylvania.