March 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: UAB Blazers coach Mike Davis men's basketball coach was fired by athletic director Brian Mackin.
- 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.
- 1967: Rites of Spring appeared on Dick Clark's "Where the Action Is".
- 1947: Al Mathes became pastor of South Highland Presbyterian Church.
 Births and deaths
- 2011: Former Bessemer police chief Oliver Adams died.
- 1956: Ozzie Newsome was born in Muscle Shoals.
- 1922: Horace Waters died.
- 1911: Ophthalmologist Alston Callahan was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
- 1888: Architect Don Buel Schuyler was born in Englewood, Kansas.
- 1878: Actor Henry B. Walthall was born in Shelby County.