May 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Birmingham attorney Jim Porter became president of the National Rifle Association.
- 2010: The replacement Erwin High School was officially renamed Center Point High School.
- 2006: The 20th annual We Love Homewood Day was held.
- 2005: Birmingham and Plzeň, Czech Republic signed a Sister City agreement in Plzeň's Obradni sin (City Hall).
- 1972: Black Oak Arkansas headlined a concert at the Birmingham International Raceway.
- 1967: The Japanese Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens opened to the public as part of the Birmingham Festival of Arts Salute to Japan.
- 1967: An F2 tornado caused significant damage to West End.
- 1957: Vestavia Hills Baptist Church was organized.
- 1896: Daniel Greene married the former Margaret Jordan Morrow
- 1968: Actress Tyler Layton was born.
- 1955: Author and poet Debra Ghigna was born.
- 1954: Judge Joseph Boohaker was born in Birmingham.
- 1934: Senator Richard Shelby was born in Birmingham.
- 1931: Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays was born in Birmingham.
- 1927: B. J. Baker was born Betty Jane Phillips in Birmingham.
- 1920: Playwright William Berney was born in Birmingham.
- 1913: Labor organizer and Communist political activist Angelo Herndon was born in Wyoming, Ohio.
- 1907: Major League pitcher Ivy Andrews was born in Dora.
- 1880: Ku Klux Klan leader William Simmons was born in Harpersville.
- 1862: United States Senator Oscar Underwood was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 1858: Investor Zachariah Nabers Jr was born in Carrollton, Pickens County.
- 2012: Actor George Lindsey died.
- 2009: Former Birmingham City Council president Nina Miglionico died.
- 2007: Blues and boogie-woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin died.
- 1985: Veterans Day founder Raymond Weeks died.
- 1973: Artist and interior designer Harry Hawkins died.
- 1967: Elephant keeper John Todd died.
- 1928: Myrtle Bicknell, the "Four Legged Girl", died in Cleburne, Texas.
- 2006: Manager Chris Chron removed the Birmingham Barons from a game against the Jacksonville Suns which was interrupted by two bench-clearing brawls.
- 2012: Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.