May 13 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: Mark Hummel and Band performed for the Phelan Park Music Series
- 2006: The 5th annual Buck Creek Festival was held in historic downtown Helena.
- 1979: Southern Benedictine College in Cullman closed.
- 1978: Aerosmith performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1951: First Lutheran Church dedicated its current building on Highland Avenue.
- 1873: Birmingham's first municipal water was pumped from the North Birmingham Water Works to the Relay House.
- 1864: John Phelan was wounded at the Battle of Resaca.
- 1861: John Phelan enlisted in the Confederate Army.
- 1958: Pastor Gregory Clarke was born in Bessemer.
- 1894: Author Emma Gelders Sterne was born in Birmingham.
- 1894: Architect Carolyn Smith was born in Bedford County, Tennessee.
- 1892: Golden Flake president Leo E. Bashinsky was born in Troy, Pike County.
- 1890: Bessemer mayor Jap Bryant was born in Bessemer.
- 2016: Political reporter Bob Johnson died from a stroke.
- 2012: Hardware store owner Tony Brandino died.
- 2008: Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Captain Randy Mixon died from a stroke.
- 2008: Painter and Five Points South fixture Al O'Brien died at UAB Hospital.
- 2008: Auto dealer and music promoter "Big Hearted Eddie" Perry died.
- 2004: Dance instructor Helen Saxon died.
- 2000: Writer Fred Bonnie died in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
- 1943: Former Howard College president A. D. Smith died in Birmingham.