November 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The first Yellowhammer Fair, sponsored by Yellowhammer Creative and MIX, was held in Avondale.
- 2012: Carol Clarke was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Birmingham Board of Education.
- 2006: The Light Overture was recorded at the Alys Stephens Center.
- 2005: Governor Bob Riley went on record supporting the boycott of Aruba after Natalee Holloway's disappearance there.
- 2005: The Birmingham City Council met at the Birmingham Museum of Art while the Council Chambers were refitted to provide wheelchair access.
- 1978: Van Halen opened for Black Sabbath at Boutwell Auditorium.
- 1952: Clayton Park in the Acipco-Finley neighborhood was dedicated.
- 1950: Vestavia Hills was incorporated.
- 1949: Signs commissioned by Erskine Ramsay marking the "IRON ORE SEAM" exposed at Lone Pine Gap below Vulcan Park were installed.
- 1945: Mother Angelica was invested as a Poor Clare Nun of Perpetual Adoration.
- 1932: An expanded Birmingham Civic Symphonic Orchestra played a benefit concert for the Birmingham Community Chest at Phillips High School.
- 1888: The Daily Age and The Daily Herald newspapers merged to become The Birmingham Age-Herald.
- 1872: The Mineral City Lodge No. 74 of the International Order of Odd Fellows was organized.
- 1819: William Wyatt Bibb was elected as Alabama's first governor.
- 1970: Banker and former radio host Michael Miller was born in Ensley.
- 1951: Auburn Tigers defensive back David Langner was born.
- 1929: College football coaching legend Bobby Bowden was born in Birmingham.
- 1918: Restaurateur Michael Matsos was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
- 1916: Air Force officer Robert Meyer Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1825: Classical language professor Thomas Dill was born on Edisto Island, South Carolina.
- 2012: Shelby County Commissioner Joel Bearden died.
- 2012: Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter died.
- 2009: Prosthetist Marion Yester died.
- 2004: Educator Jack Farr died.
- 2003: Prosthetist William Yester died.
- 1987: Photographer Ed Willis Barnett died in Birmingham.
- 2008: BSC defeated Sewanee 49-0 in the inaugural game at Panther Stadium, with 3,575 in attendance.
- 2007: Samford lost to Tennessee State 28-38 at Seibert Stadium.
- 2000: Initial practice began for the newly formed Birmingham Thunderbolts.
- 1979: U. S. Olympic Hockey team 6 - Birmingham Bulls 4 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.