October 9 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: The new Center Point Fire Station No. 5 officially opened.
- 2008: UAB lost 45-20 to Houston in Houston, Texas.
- 2005: The Ensley Library reopened after renovations.
- 2005: A "Friendship bell" was donated to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens by the Osaka Central Rotary Club of Japan.
- 1999: The second Battle for the Bones saw Memphis defeat UAB 38-14 at Legion Field.
- 1967: Congressman Artur Davis was born.
- 1961: Literary scholar and Vanderbilt professor Richmond Beatty died.
- 1937: Evangelist Lee Roberson married Caroline Allen.
- 1908: Photographer A. C. Keily was born.
- 1893: First National Bank of Birmingham resumed operations following the 1893 depression.
- 1890: Train robber Rube Burrow was gunned down in Marengo County.
- 1879: Foundryman Fred Buettiker was born in Grundy County, Tennessee.