October 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Biblical scholar Frank Moore Cross died in Rochester, New York.
- 1999: The Pelham Prowlers won 11-5 against the Jacksonville Hammerheads.
- 1999: Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park was dedicated.
- 1999: Interim Mayor William Bell declared "Li Hong Zhi Day" in honor of the Fǎlún Dàfǎ founder.
- 1994: Five people were shot to death by Stephen Pilley and Anthony Apicella during a robbery of the Changing Times Lounge.
- 1990: Indian Springs Village filed for incorporation.
- 1976: Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U. S.
- 1975: The proposed development of Riverchase was announced.
- 1917: Kelly Ingram became the first enlisted serviceman to die in combat during World War I.
- 1915: Andrew Adger, namesake of the Adger community, died.
- 1871: Attorney and State Assemblyman Robert Jemison, Jr died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1861: Chambers McAdory married Maria Jordan.