October 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: A single-engine airplane crashed on the 2800 block of 2nd Avenue North with no fatalities.
- 2007: The UAB Blazers lost to Mississippi State, 31-10, in Starkville.
- 2007: BSC Panthers lost 28-24 to DePauw University at Legion Field.
- 2006: A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Railroad Reservation Park.
- 2006: The annual Birmingham Oktoberfest was held at the Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur.
- 1993: Michael Jordan announced he was retiring from basketball to pursue a professional baseball career.
- 1975: Western Lowland Gorilla Koundu was born in England.
- 1964: Coffee shop owner Lucy Bonds was born in Hale County.
- 1949: Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson was born in Mobile.
- 1939: Lutheran pastor Charles Wagner was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- 1927: Alabama Power Company president Joe Farley was born in Birmingham.