October 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Coyote J. Calhoun's "The Edge 24/7" internet radio broadcast debuted.
- 2005: The Celebrating Southside event was held at the 22nd Street Jazz and Blues Cafe.
- 1991: Stanleigh Malotte was honored with a star on the Alabama Walk of Fame.
- 1974: Billy Joel and Roger McGuinn headlined a show at Municipal Auditorium.
- 1971: UAB's Lister Hill Library was dedicated.
- 1903: James MacKnight traveled to St Louis to visit officials of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and discuss a location for the proposed Vulcan statue to be displayed.
- 1892: A special meeting of the Birmingham Board of Aldermen brought representatives from Highland, Avondale, Elyton, North Highland, Smithfield and Woodlawn, all interested in pursuing a merger.
- 1887: Irondale was incorporated.
- 1936: Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
- 1917: Mayor of Birmingham Art Hanes was born.
- 2015: Historian Glenn Feldman died.
- 2007: Restauranteur Margaret Fife died.
- 1992: Former Birmingham City Commissioner J. T. Waggoner Sr died.
- 1976: Professional baseball player Jason Barnette was born in Hoover.
- 1963: Former Jefferson County Sheriff Walter McAdory died.