November 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2004: President Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to become Secretary of State.
- 1992: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opened to the general public.
- 1991: "Car Talk" made its local debut on WBHM-FM.
- 1968: The Holiday Balloon Parade was held downtown.
- 1962: The Cahaba Valley News was incorporated.
- 1945: The Galax Theater reopened after being damaged by fire February 16.
- 1894: The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company appointed Erskine Ramsay its Chief Engineer of Mines.
- 1961: UAB Blazers basketball player Luellen Foster was born.
- 1958: Author Michael Dubruiel was born in Keene, New Hampshire.
- 1844: Businessman James Bowron was born in England.
- 2019: Restaurateur Jimmy Koikos died at home in Bessemer.
- 2016: Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah killed himself at his office.
- 2016: Artist and graphic designer Nolen Otts died in his sleep in Hoover.
- 2014: Former Birmingham Board of Education member Emanuel Ford died.
- 2014: R&B and jazz drummer Foxxy Fatts died.
- 2010: Former Shades Mountain Baptist Church music minister Aubrey Edwards died.
- 1976: Physician Lottie Blake died in Huntsville.
- 2006: PapaJohns.com was announced as the title sponsor for the PapaJohns.com Bowl.
- 2002: David Kipngetich and Zika Palmer won their divisions in the Vulcan Run.
- 1907: The Iron Bowl ended in a 6-6 tie at the Alabama State Fairgrounds.