September 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: The vacant former Cordova City Hall was burned by vandals.
- 2008: Lakendall Sims escaped while being transported to a hearing at the Jefferson County Courthouse Bessemer Division.
- 2008: Warren Slater shot his step-son, killed his wife and committed suicide, and caused a 6-hour standoff with police at his house in West End.
- 2006: Robert R. Jennings succeeded John Gibson as president of Alabama A&M University.
- 1984: The two-day grand opening of the new Birmingham Public Library concluded.
- 1976: The process of refiring Tannehill Furnace No. 1 was begun.
- 1972: Joseph Creitz deeded the John Looney cabin to the St Clair Historical Society.
- 1970: 'The Elegant' restaurant opened at 1575 Montgomery Highway in Hoover.
- 1986: Former Birmingham Barons infielder Gordon Beckham was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1954: Duke Head football coach David Cutcliffe was born in Birmingham.
- 1954: Tennis player Pat Du Pré was born in Liège, Belgium
- 1953: Pro golfer Jerry Pate was born in Macon, Georgia.
- 1952: Banker and business advocate Bob Dickerson was born.
- 1945: Birmingham Bulls defenseman Paul Terbenche was born in Port Hope, Ontario.
- 1920: Tuskegee Airman Chuck Dryden was born in New York.
- 1842: Jefferson County tax assessor John F. McLaughlin was born.
- 2010: Newspaper publisher and entrepreneur Pat Courington Sr died in Albertville.
- 2007: Business leader Louis Willie died.
- 2000: California sea lion Rumplesealskin died at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1991: Educator Mamie Foster died in Los Angeles, California.
- 1837: Trussville founder Warren Truss died.