May 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2018: Highlands Bar & Grill and Dolester Miles were honored as "Most Outstanding Restaurant" and "Most Outstanding Pastry Chef" at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards.
- 2006: The Nabors Branch Community development broke ground in West End.
- 2005: The 19th annual We Love Homewood Day was held.
- 2004: First day of the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil.
- 1970: Dressler Hall at the University of Alabama burned down.
- 1965: WVOK-AM brought the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys to Legion Field as part of its "Shower of Stars" concert series.
- 1963: Birmingham Campaign: Thousands were arrested as protests grew into "swarms" of youths rushing through downtown singing and stopping traffic.
- 1958: Birmingham Grotto of the National Speleological Society was founded.
- 1952: The first Homewood Public Library building opened.
- 1939: 5,000 people attended the first night of a ten-day festival to dedicate Vulcan Park.
- 1927: Richmond Beatty married Floy Ward.
- 1955: English teacher Dale Quin was born in Birmingham.
- 1870: Educator A. H. Parker was born in Springfield, Ohio.
- 1989: Manufacturers' representative William Veenschoten died in Birmingham
- 1975: Sideshow performer Bill Durks died in Gibsonton, Florida.
- 1968: Governor Lurleen Wallace died in office and was succeeded by Albert Brewer.
- 1958: Architect Jake Salie died in Birmingham.
- 1940: Temple Emanu-El's Rabbi Morris Newfield died.
- 2005: South Georgia Wildcats 69 - Birmingham Steeldogs 49 at the BJCC Arena.