October 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: The inaugural Southside Storyteller Festival was held at Five Points South.
- 2012: Taylor Hicks' Ore Drink and Dine restaurant closed.
- 2003: The Birmingham Film Commission was re-established.
- 1995: The Viaduct Spook-a-delic was held on the newly re-opened 24th Street Viaduct.
- 1986: President Ronald Reagan visited the BJCC for a campaign rally for Senator Jeremiah Denton.
- 1973: Irondale Public Library opened.
- 1965: Birmingham's second Kmart opened at Roebuck Plaza.
- 1907: Voters in Jefferson County voted in favor of local prohibition.
- 1901: Ullman School opened.
- 1900: 8-month-old Annie Cleveland was the first burial at Elmwood Cemetery.
- 1896: Train yardmaster John J. Connolly married the former Mary Elizabeth Hayden.
- 1819: John Williams Walker and William Rufus King were elected by the state legislature as the first U.S. Senators from Alabama.
- 1819: Levi Reid took office as the first Jefferson County Sheriff.
- 1994: Expatriate former ISIS member Hoda Muthana was born in Hackensack, New Jersey.
- 1981: Soldier, athlete, and motivational speaker Noah Galloway was born in Birmingham.
- 1965: Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn was born.
- 1946: Technician and political candidate Don Chamberlain was born in Selma.
- 1935: Pitcher Bob Veale was born.
- 1923: State senator Tom King was born in Adamsville.
- 2013: Bluesman Adolphus Bell died in Birmingham.
- 2005: Ophthalmologist Alston Callahan died in Birmingham.
- 1970: Baseball player Wedo Martini died in Philadelphia.
- 1948: Birmingham Barons shortstop Roy Ellam died in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
- 1935: Miner Virgil Thomas was shot and killed by Alabama Fuel & Iron Co. guards at Acmar.
- 2006: Alabama A&M won 21-13 over Alabama State in the Magic City Classic at Legion Field.
- 1999: The Pelham Prowlers won 8-6 against the Jacksonville Hammerheads.