October 1 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Stanley Oliver retired as chief of the Alabaster Police Department.
- 2011: Mark Wilson succeeded Michael Fleenor as Jefferson County Health Officer.
- 2010: Valerie Gribben's The Fairytale Trilogy was published.
- 2009: UAB defeated Southern Miss 30-17 at Legion Field.
- 2007: Marine Jerome Murkerson died during combat in Iraq.
- 2006: Rebecca Moore was crowned Miss Alabama USA.
- 2006: The 2006–2010 Bessemer City Council took office.
- 1990: Willie James Ware joined the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
- 1984: Sara Wuska was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1980: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service purchased 7 acres of property around Thomas Spring, establishing Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge.
- 1979: Auburn and NFL player Rudi Johnson was born.
- 1978: Bill Hay founded Covenant Presbyterian Church in Homewood.
- 1949: WAFM-TV began airing regular programming from the ABC and CBS television networks.
- 1946: Birmingham City Schools closed early to allow 65,000 schoolchildren to witness the Auto Dare-Devils during "Childrens Day" at the State Fair.
- 1904: Laura E. Burton was granted a license to practice medicine in Alabama.