October 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 1997: Music minister Brian Tribble was murdered after surprising a burglar at Centercrest Baptist Church.
- 1988: C. Pat Reynolds was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1976: Reed Lochamy was born.
- 1964: Radio morning show personality Rick Burgess was born in Oxford.
- 1963: The Maid of Cotton was crowned at the 1963 Alabama State Fair.
- 1960: Robert Guillot was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1944: Governor Bob Riley was born.
- 1921: Thompson High School opened in Siluria.
- 1905: Air Force general and "Yea Alabama!" composer Epp Sykes was born in Rockmart, Georgia