October 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: UAB lost the Battle for the Bones to Memphis 33-30 at Legion Field.
- 2007: Robert Baker was installed as the Bishop of Birmingham.
- 2000: Scotty McCallum was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1997: 4 Little Girls had its last showing of a two week run at the Carver Theatre.
- 1986: Vida Blue pitched his final Major League game.
- 1972: John Scates was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1960: Official dedication of the Fort Mortimer H. Jordan Alabama National Guard 109th Evacuation Hospital Armory.
- 1939: The 1939 Alabama State Fair opened.
- 1894: The Birmingham Medical College held its first classes in the former Lunsford Hotel.
- 1862: Chambers McAdory was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Corinth.
 Births and deaths
- 2006: Actress and model Frances Bergen died in Los Angeles, California.
- 1964: UAB and MLB baseball player Hector Villanueva was born in Puerto Rico.
- 1956: Community activist Kamau Afrika was born.
- 1955: AIDS researcher Michael Saag was born.
- 1917: Educator Ernest Palmore was born in Richland, Georgia.
- 1781: Alabama's first governor William Wyatt Bibb was born.