March 31 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: Alabama Education Association president Henry Mabry retired.
- 2010: Grayson Hall succeeded Dowd Ritter as president and CEO of Regions Bank.
- 2008: Former Chancellor Roy W. Johnson pleaded guilty to fraud of the state's two-year college system.
- 2008: David Neal was fired after 11 years as WBRC-TV's chief meteorologist.
- 2005: WRAX-FM moved from FM 107.7 to FM 100.5.
- 1995: State Superintendent of Education Wayne Teague retired.
- 1971: 14-year-old John Matthews attempted to hijack a Delta Airlines flight from Birmingham Airport.
- 1970: Jerome Hines, basso for the Metropolitan Opera, gave the last performance at Loew's Temple Theater.
- 1933: President Roosevelt signed the bill authorizing the Civilian Conservation Corps
- 1921: Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company was sold to the Birmingham Electric Company.
- 1903: Laura E. Burton graduated from the Louisville Medical College of the University of Kentucky.
- 1881: Flora Richards married B. A. Thompson.
- 1865: Detachments of Wilson's Raiders destroyed the Tannehill Ironworks and Shelby Furnace.
- 1989: Actress, tech worker Hannah Hughes was born.
- 1958: Dwarf actor Tony Cox was born in New York, New York.
- 1932: Heart of Dixie Railroad Club co-founder Alvin Hudson was born.
- 1925: Banker Harry Brock Jr was born in Fort Payne.
- 1900: Birmingham Black Barons player and Baseball Hall of Famer Mule Suttles was born in Blocton.
- 1853: Saloonkeeper George Raps was born in Racine, Wisconsin.
- 1830: Merchant banker Christian Enslen was born in Stuttgart, Germany.
- 2015: Civic leader Bill Voigt died from cancer and Parkinson's disease.
- 2010: Prosecutor Bob McGregor died from liver cancer.
- 2008: Minister and local SCLC leader Alfonzo Scales died.
- 2004: Music-N-More owner Aquil Abdur-Rasheed was shot to death at his store in Midfield.
- 1995: Businessman and philanthropist John M. Harbert died.
- 1979: Singer, educator, bandleader and former "Aunt Jemima" Ethel Harper died in Morristown, New Jersey.
- 1878: Furnace master Moses Stroup died in Montevallo.