October 4 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Former Birmingham Police Department deputy chief Robert Walker, Sr died.
- 2008: Samford won their first SoCon football game 21-6 at Western Carolina.
- 2008: BSC lost 48-20 to Trinity at Regions Park.
- 2008: Saxophonist Al Gallodoro died in Oneonta, New York.
- 2008: Miles College defeated Benedict College 13-10 at Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium in Fairfield.
- 2006: Birmingham Police Department's Operation "Taking It to the Streets" netted 35 mostly-drug related felony and misdemeanor arrests.
- 2005: Ron Selesky was hired to coach the Alabama Steeldogs.
- 2003: The UAB Blazers beat Memphis 24-10 at Memphis in the 6th Battle for the Bones football game.
- 1988: The renovated and re-named Linn Park was dedicated.
- 1976: Publicist Audra Bean was born in Birmingham.
- 1976: Jack Grace was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- 1941: The 1941 Alabama State Fair closed.
- 1940: The Stirrup Cup lounge at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel opened.
- 1940: Frank and Alice Bettencourt were married.
- 1886: Etoile Virginia Ashford was born.