May 10 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Fire damaged Cosmos Sports Bar and Grill in Norwood.
- 2008: The 7th annual Buck Creek Festival was held in Helena.
- 2008: The third annual Birmingham Zoo Run was held.
- 2004: Jay Grinney was named CEO of HealthSouth.
- 2000: The Birminghamster published its premiere issue online.
- 1987: Ground was broken for St Patrick Catholic Church in Adamsville.
- 1963: The "Birmingham Truce" between the city of Birmingham and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ending the Birmingham Campaign protests, was announced at the A. G. Gaston Motel.
- 1942: Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church was dedicated.
- 1926: Electra was installed atop the Alabama Power Building.
- 1919: A huge parade was held to welcome the returning veterans of World War I's Rainbow Division recently arrived in Birmingham.
- 1918: East Lake Park opened.
- 1899: The Bank of Ensley was incorporated by Erskine Ramsay, George McCormack and Robert Chadwick.
- 1997: Birmingham Legion FC midfielder Bruno Lapa was born in Curitiba, Brazil.
- 1989: Tutor Jamaree' Collins was born.
- 1969: Drummer Gregory Slay (Remy Zero) was born.
- 1954: Judge Annetta Verin was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1945: Minister Vivian Ford was born in Birmingham.
- 1931: Future federal judge Robert Vance was born.
- 1912: Congressman Laurie Battle was born in Wilsonville.
- 2023: "Phyllis from Mulga" Perkins died at home in Mulga.
- 1990: Novelist Walker Percy died at home in Covington, Louisiana.
- 1954: University of Alabama coach Frank W. Thomas died in Tuscaloosa.
- 2009: Aaron Martens won the Marine Formula Sta-Bil Southern Challenge Pro Tournament at Lake Guntersville.
- 2003: Louisville Fire 40 - Birmingham Steeldogs 37 at the BJCC.
- 2001: The Birmingham Thunderbolts' league, the XFL, announced that it would not continue.
- 1998: Alabama Saints 2 - Cocoa Expos 1 at UAB's West Campus Field.
- 1997: Mark Martin set NASCAR's 500-mile speed record (188.354 mph) in the Winston Select 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.
- 1992: Birmingham Fire 23 - Montreal Machine - 16 at Legion Field.
- 1931: Birmingham Barons' Art Weist hit a team-record 3 home runs in one game against the Nashville Volunteers.