October 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2005: The annual Birmingham Oktoberfest was held at the Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur.
- 1965: The First Federal building in Tuscaloosa celebrated its grand opening.
- 1927: Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St Louis" left Messer Field after a two-day stop on his national tour promoting aeronautics.
- 1890: Solomon Palmer's East Lake Atheneum opened.
- 1887: George Cruikshank married Mary R. Smith.
- 1976: Musician Taylor Hicks was born in Birmingham.
- 1962: Country singer Dale Watson was born in Birmingham.
- 1955: Children's book author Jo Kittinger was born in Miami, Florida.
- 1952: Actress Mary Badham was born in Birmingham.
- 1942: Attorney and author Sloan Bashinsky, Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1941: Samford University president Thomas Corts was born in Terre Haute, Indiana.
- 1930: Actress Boots Carroll was born.
- 1928: Civil Rights activist Abraham Woods Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1921: Alabama football star Vaughn Mancha was born in Sugar Valley, Georgia.
- 1919: Aeromarine owner Bob Wood was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1911: Jazz drummer Jo Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois
- 2016: Salon owner Richard Joseph Smith died in Miramar Beach, Florida.
- 2010: UAB physiologist Dale Benos died in Birmingham.
- 2010: Applebee's International founder Abe Gustin died in Kansas City, Missouri.
- 1986: Football coach Wallace Wade died in Durham, North Carolina.
- 2006: The UAB Blazers defeated Memphis 35-29 at Legion Field in the 9th Battle for the Bones football game.
- 1948: Walt Dropo's two home runs lifted the 1948 Birmingham Barons over the Fort Worth Panthers in the final game of the 1948 Dixie Series championship.
- 1906: The first motorcycle race was held at Birmingham International Raceway.
- 1886: Catcher Harry Vaughn made his debut with the Cincinnati Red Stockings.