October 31 (Halloween) in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: A large gas explosion occurred in Shelby County outside the Helena city limits.
- 2011: Birmingham News Multimedia took over publication of Birmingham magazine from the Birmingham Business Alliance.
- 2011: Abdurrahim El-Keib was installed as interim Prime Minister of Libya.
- 2010: Al Sutton resigned the pastorate at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
- 2006: Superior Bank acquired Blountsville-based Community Bank.
- 2006: Antique Super Mall in Hoover closed.
- 2005: Revolution Radio began broadcasting on the Internet.
- 1995: The body of Michael Propes was found in a unit of the National 9 Inn.
- 1993: Alabama Supreme Court Justice Oscar Adams Jr retired from the bench and was succeeded by Ralph Cook.
- 1980: New Pilgrim Towers opened at at 3416 7th Avenue South.
- 1979: An explosion at the Hercules Powder Plant in Bessemer killed one worker and injured seven others.
- 1978: Kenneth Daniel, President of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, retired.
- 1898: The Birmingham Rifles mustered for duty in the Spanish-American War.
- 1888: South Highland Presbyterian Church was organized. Paul C. Morgan became pastor.
- 1974: Artist and musician Byron Sonnier was born in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.
- 1951: Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.
- 1940: Banker and civic leader Fox deFuniak was born in Birmingham.
- 2018: Attorney Clarence Small Jr died.
- 2011: Radio engineer and minister Otis Agee died.
- 1997: Baseball player and Barons coach Sam Hairston died in Birmingham .
- 1947: Hotelier Robert Meyer died in Birmingham.
- 2009: Alabama A&M defeated Alabama State 21-7 in the Magic City Classic at Legion Field.
- 2006: The UAB Blazers lost 22-9 at Southern Methodist University.
- 1992: Bo Jackson's football jersey number 34 was retired by the Auburn Tigers.
- 1981: Willie Mays Day was celebrated with a parade and a presentation of the key to the city at halftime of the Magic City Classic.