March 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: Fire damaged the plant of Reliable Formed Plastics at 911 2nd Avenue North.
- 2015: The new building for the Birmingham Police Department West Precinct was dedicated in honor of Leroy Stover.
- 2007: CVS's buyout of Caremark Rx was approved by shareholders.
- 2007: Greg Shaw was appointed Chief Judge of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.
- 2004: Robert W. Carter was named Graysville's permanent police chief.
- 1982: The Police and Joan Jett performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1967: Rites of Spring appeared on Dick Clark's "Where the Action Is".
- 1947: Al Mathes became pastor of South Highland Presbyterian Church.
- 1922: The privately-owned Woodlawn Infirmary opened.
- 1956: Ozzie Newsome was born in Muscle Shoals.
- 1943: Organist and composer McNeil Robinson was born in Birmingham.
- 1911: Ophthalmologist Alston Callahan was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
- 1891: Newspaper book editor Irita Van Doren was born in Birmingham.
- 1888: Architect Don Buel Schuyler was born in Englewood, Kansas.
- 1878: Actor Henry B. Walthall was born in Shelby County.
- 2017: Jazz deejay and educator Lewis White died.
- 2017: Blacksmith and artist Lee McKee died.
- 2011: Former Bessemer police chief Oliver Adams died.
- 1922: Horace Waters died.