November 5 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: David Miller was sworn in as Mayor of Leeds.
- 2012: Charles Webster was sworn in as Mayor of Clay.
- 2006: The William A. Boone Railroad Library opened at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera.
- 2006: The first annual Moss Rock Festival came to a close in Hoover.
- 1963: The Birmingham-Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission was formed.
- 1963: Judge Frank Johnson ordered Auburn University to integrate by enrolling black applicant Harold Franklin.
- 1892: New Hope Baptist Church was organized at Sloss Quarters.
- 1862: The Red Mountain Iron and Coal Company was incorporated and proceeded to construct the Oxmoor Furnaces.
- 1980: Playboy playmate Nicole Whitehead was born in Birmingham.
- 1964: Artist and gallery owner Guido Maus was born in Belgium.
- 1932: Radio personality and educator Lewis White was born in Portersville, Mississippi.
- 1916: Businessman William D. Sulzby was born.
- 1906: Methodist minister Ted Hightower was born in Little Oak, Pike County.
- 2016: Alabama Crimson Tide football team physician Ernest Brock died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1986: Doo-wop singer Bobby Nunn died in Los Angeles, California.
- 1924: Tuggle Institute founder Carrie Tuggle died.