October 29 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: Little Hardware opened their new store in English Village.
- 2013: The State of Alabama settled two lawsuits by agreeing to block several provisions of the controversial Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.
- 2004: The BJCTA Board voted 4-2 to dismiss executive director Mark Stanley.
- 1996: The Ryals Public Health Building was dedicated.
- 1983: The John A. Hand Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1966: Buffalo Rock opened their new bottling plant in West Homewood.
- 1965: The bill creating the Alabama Academy of Honor passed.
- 1949: Harry Brock Jr married Jane Hollock.
- 1936: Donald Comer Jr married Isabel Anderson.
- 1926: Homewood was incorporated.
- 1890: The cornerstone for the Main Building at Howard College in East Lake was laid.
- 1982: Football player and prison guard Kenny Hollis was born.
- 1973: Olympic gold medalist Vonetta Flowers was born.
- 1962: Football player and coach Joey Jones was born in Mobile.
- 1961; UAB Blazers basketball player McKinley Singleton was born.
- 1952: Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks was born in Fort Payne.
- 1951: Psychiatrist and politician Hugh Cort was born.
- 1948: Actor Kate Jackson was born.
- 1948: Episcopal Bishop Henry Parsley was born in Memphis.
- 1848: Birmingham Mayor A. O. Lane was born in Macon County.
- 2014: Jazz musician and former director of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Frank Adams died.
- 2006: Former HABD commissioner Benjamin Greene died.
- 1985: Church bomber "Dynamite Bob" Chambliss died in prison.
- 1923: Baseball player Jack Nabors died in Wilton.