October 31 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 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.
- 2011: Radio engineer and minister Otis Agee died.
- 2010: Al Sutton resigned the pastorate at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
- 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.
- 2006: Superior Bank acquired Blountsville-based Community Bank.
- 2006: Antique Super Mall in Hoover closed.
- 2005: Revolution Radio began broadcasting on the Internet.
- 1997: Baseball player and Barons coach Sam Hairston died in Birmingham .
- 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.
- 1992: Bo Jackson's football jersey number 34 was retired by the Auburn Tigers.
- 1978: Kenneth Daniel, President of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, retired.
- 1951: Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban was born.
- 1898: The Birmingham Rifles mustered for duty in the Spanish-American War.
- 1888: South Highland Presbyterian Church was organized. Paul C. Morgan became pastor.