March 17 (St Patrick's Day) in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2006: The Sulzby Realty Apartments building in West End was destroyed by fire.
- 2004: The Birmingham/Jefferson History Museum was founded.
- 2002: Killarney's Celtic Pub opened at Eastwood Mall.
- 1996: The new Southside Branch Library opened.
- 1995: Arlington Park (800-840 1st Street West, 815-909 2nd Street West and 100-269 Munger Avenue) was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1992: PT's Sports Grill's Inverness location opened.
- 1982: PT's Sports Grill on Hollywood Boulevard opened.
- 1978: Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1917: The Civitan Club held its first meeting in Birmingham.
- 1856: The first meeting of the Board of Trustees for what is now Birmingham-Southern College was held.
- 1982: Minister Eric Hall was born.
- 1972: Musician and podcaster Marc Gunn was born in Germany.
- 1957: Football player Barry Krauss was born in Florida.
- 1955: Yoga instructor India Henson was born.
- 1951: Grocer and Jefferson County Commission member Jimmie Stephens was born in Jefferson County
- 1948: Mayor Larry Langford was born in Birmingham.
- 1919: Entertainer Nat King Cole was born.
- 1903: Architect Edgar Mims was born in Reidsville, North Carolina.
- 2015: Marguerite Harbert, philanthropist and widow of John Harbert III.
- 2014: Johnny Kile, former chief of the Moody Police Department and Leeds City Council member, died.
- 2009: Former Brownell Travel president George Brownell Jr died in Brevard, North Carolina.
- 1957: Physician Seale Harris died in Birmingham.
- 1863: John Pelham was killed in battle in Virginia.
- 2018: Field #2 at Luman Harris Park in Gardendale was renamed Steve Ridener Field in memory of Steve Ridener.
- 1985: Birmingham Stallions defeated Memphis 34-19.
- 1982: The UAB Blazers basketball team upset Virginia 68-66 to advance to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.