May 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: 28th annual Do Dah Day was held.
- 2006: Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed notice of intent to sue the Brookside Village Wastewater Treatment Plant for improper discharges into Newfound Creek.
- 2001: Arkansas Twisters 60 - Birmingham Steeldogs 27 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
- 2000: Birmingham Steeldogs 37 - Richmond Speed 23 at Richmond, Virginia.
- 1985: Birmingham Stallions 44 - Los Angeles Express 7 at Legion Field.
- 1979: Alabama Vulcans 28 - Carolina Charges 0 at Legion Field.
- 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail was issued to the press.
- 1919: The Rainbow Viaduct (at 21st Street) was dedicated.
- 1917: The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham was chartered.
- 1874: The 1874 Alabama Press Association convention commenced in Birmingham.
 Births and deaths
- 2009: Architecture enthusiast Randy Sandford was killed by an Amtrak train in downtown Birmingham.
- 2007: Activist Simmie Lavender died.
- 2006: Hayes International Corporation executive William D. Sulzby died in Birmingham.
- 1978: Fashionista, MyScoop publisher and YP Birmingham founder Amy Lemley Bailey was born in Huntsville.
- 1966: Poker player Little Man Popwell died.
- 1951: BBS sysop Tom Egan was born in East St. Louis, Illinois.
- 1897: Attorney Douglas Arant was born in Waverly.
- 1873: Attorney and State Senator Hugh Morrow was born in Birmingham.
- 1873: U.S. Representative Henry Steagall was born in Clopton, Dale County.