May 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2006: Lee Greenwood performed in Crestwood Park for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Sounds for Summer.
- 2005: Mount Lebanon Baptist Church was destroyed by fire.
- 1956: The NAACP was banned from Alabama by order of a Montgomery judge. The doors to their Birmingham offices in the Colored Masonic Temple were padlocked.
- 1925: Jimmie Ethel Montgomery earned a bachelor of science in medicine at the University of Alabama.
- 1965: Alabama Crimson Tide baseball coach Mitch Gaspard was born in Texas.
- 1964: Horror writer Caitlín R. Kiernan was born in Dublin, Ireland.
- 1958: Barons hitting coach Wes Clements was born.
- 1949: English teacher Delores Manyama was born.
- 1932: Professional baseball player Dolly Brumfield was born in Pritchard.
- 1865: Birmingham Police Chief George Bodeker was born.
- 1818: Birmingham founder Josiah Morris was born in Maryland.
- 2014: Librarian, bookseller and author Virginia Pounds Brown died in Birmingham.
- 2014: Physicist, sculptor and educator Duane Pontius died in Birmingham.
- 2009: Tuskegee Airman James Travis died in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1992: Radio actress Helen Walpole died in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1957: Attorney and former U.S. Representative Luther Patrick died.