October 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: Punter Greg Gantt died in Birmingham.
- 2007: Birmingham Police Chief Annetta Nunn announced that she would step down.
- 2005: Don Siegelman was indicted on charges of racketeering, bribery, and extortion.
- 2005: Richard Scrushy was indicted on charges of bribery and mail fraud.
- 1950: Poet and writer Clement Wood died in Schenectady, New York.
- 1934: Baseball player Satchel Paige married his longtime sweetheart Janet Howard.
- 1928: Governor Albert Brewer was born in Tennessee.
- 1921: President Warren G. Harding visited Linn Park as part of the Semicentennial of Birmingham celebrations.
- 1921: BSC professor and Baileyton Mayor Paul Bailey was born.
- 1921: Peachtree City, Georgia mayor Frederick Brown, Jr was born.
- 1907: The Oxmoor Furnaces were idled.