September 12 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: The Watsons Go to Birmingham premiered at the Alabama Theatre.
- 2010: Lyord Watson was ordained at Greater St John Missionary Baptist Church.
- 2002: John Mayer recorded his "Any Given Thursday" album at a concert at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre.
- 1993: The new Pratt City Library opened.
- 1986: The Stafford Inn in Tuscaloosa closed.
- 1963: A. G. Gaston's residence in Robinwood was bombed.
- 1949: The original Shades Valley High School opened to students.
- 1918: Birmingham Barons owner Gus Jebeles and shopkeeper Gus Jebeles each registered for the draft.
- 1912: The trustees of the Birmingham Medical College transferred its building and land to the University of Alabama.
- 1907: The Caterers of Alabama held their first annual banquet at the Hillman Hotel.
- 1985: Songwriter Bobby Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida.
- 1978: American Idol Ruben Studdard was born.
- 1924: Baseball player Bubba Church was born in Birmingham.
- 1902: District Court judge Clarence Allgood was born in Avondale.
- 2014: John Garrett, CEO of Chronicle Studio, died.
- 2013: Historian and former National Endowment for the Humanities chair Sheldon Hackney died.
- 2011: Western lowland gorilla Koundu died during a routine medical examination at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2005: Artist Claud Cotten died.