May 18 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Andy Bean won the Regions Charity Classic at Ross Bridge Resort.
- 2005: Birmingham Children's Hospital cook Nancy Lewis disappeared on her way to work.
- 2002: Tennessee Valley Vipers 45 - Birmingham Steeldogs 20 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
- 1997: Alabama Saints vs. West Florida at UAB's West Campus Field.
- 1984: Birmingham Stallions 41 - Chicago Blitz 7 at Soldier Field.
- 1972: The Birmingham Festival Theatre debuted with a performance of "The Threepenny Opera" at the East Lake Library.
- 1970: 45 students were arrested during anti-war protests at the University of Alabama.
- 1961: The CBS Network aired the controversial documentary Who Speaks for Birmingham?.
- 1961: A group of Freedom Riders from Nashville was escorted to the Tennessee state line by Bull Connor.
- 1955: The Birmingham City Commission banned the sale of dyed chicks and ducklings as Easter novelties.
- 1953: The Birmingham Barons' Harold Grote hit a team-record 2 home runs in an inning against Little Rock.
- 1943: The Queen City Pool and Pool House opened in Tuscaloosa.
- 1916: The 1916 Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans concluded.
- 1916: The Alabama Federation of Music Clubs was incorporated with Weenona Hanson as president.
 Births and deaths
- 2010: Elementary school principal Donnetta Brown died.
- 1971: Grand Ole Opry announcer Louis Buck died.
- 1950: Homebuilder Steve Duncan was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1946: 1967 Birmingham A's standout Reggie Jackson was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1945: Ku Klux Klan leader William Simmons died in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1932: WJLD-AM disc jockey Walter Anglin was born.
- 1932: Pop singer Sammy Salvo was born in Birmingham.
- 1913: Former Mayor of Birmingham David Fox died.
- 1855: Judge Charles Ferguson was born in Dallas County.