October 13 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: U.S. Steel demolished the blast furnace at Fairfield Works.
- 2016: Western Supermarkets held a ribbon cutting to open their new location in Lane Parke.
- 2015: The Zyp bikeshare program was launched with a parade of more than 200 electric-assist bicycles from Regions Field to Birmingham City Hall.
- 2008: The Trussville Civic Center celebrated its official ribbon-cutting.
- 2006: Wes Chapman's Dracula was revived by the Alabama Ballet.
- 2005: The 2005 NOMA convention was held at the Sheraton Birmingham.
- 1971: Architects Felton Collier and Caroll Harmon presented their Master Plan for the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1953: The City of Adamsville was re-incorporated.
- 1941: Cooper Green was re-elected President of the Birmingham City Commission.
- 1946: Eight people were injured when ethylene gas used to ripen bananas exploded at the Birmingham Farmers Market on 1st Avenue North.
- 1909: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Pawnee Bill’s Far East paraded through downtown Birmingham and put on shows at Smith's Park.
- 1843: W. L. Wilson married Elizabeth Blackburn in Viola, Blount County.
- 1969: State senator Scott Beason was born in Hartselle.
- 1926: Librarian and author Robert Bell was born in Tarrant City.
- 1920: Insurance executive and Mountain Brook mayor Lee McGriff was born in Birmingham.
- 1914: Bishop Joseph Durick was born in Dayton, Tennessee.
- 1913: ACIPCO president Kenneth Daniel was born.
- 1846: Edward M. Tutwiler was born at Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
- 2005: Vivian Malone, the first black graduate of the University of Alabama, died in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2005: Insurance excutive and Samford University trustee Andrew Hodges died in Birmingham.
- 2004: Musician and songwriter Matt Kimbrell died in Bluff Park.
- 1936: Lumber dealer Frank Lathrop died in Birmingham.
- 1890: Real estate investor John Boddie died in Castilian Springs, Tennessee.