October 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Former Auburn University dean of student affairs James Foy died.
- 2010: Businessman and former murder defendant Mel Powers died in Houston, Texas.
- 2007: Kayla Fanaei was murdered following a robbery attempt in the parking lot of Glen Iris Elementary School.
- 2005: SouthTrust Bank signage across the city was replaced with Wachovia Bank's logos.
- 1992: A historical marker was dedicated at the Auburn Women's Club clubhouse.
- 1989: The 55th Place thrift store opened in its current location in Woodlawn.
- 1983: The Hoover Public Library first opened at River Oaks Village.
- 1943: State Senator Priscilla Dunn was born.
- 1939: Freedom Rider, educator & jewelry store owner Catherine Burks-Brooks was born in Birmingham.
- 1920: Surgeon William Maddox was born in Abbeville, Henry County.
- 1884: Governor Chauncey Sparks was born in Barbour County.