September 23 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: BSC Panthers won 37-7 at LaGrange College.
- 2006: The first annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival was held in conjuction with the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.
- 2006: Pilot Clayton Reuse and two others were killed in a plane crash during the Wings and Wheels Air Show in Calera.
- 2005: The Birmingham Post-Herald published its final edition.
- 2005: The 7th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival was kicked off in the downtown Theatre District.
- 2004: The sixth annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival began.
- 2001: The Jim Walter No. 5 Mine explosion resulted in the deaths of thirteen miners.
- 1978: Prizefighter Michael Gibbons was born in Midfield.
- 1978: Major League Baseball player Lyman Bostock, Jr was murdered in Gary, Indiana.
- 1923: Teacher and minister Willie Spencer was born.
- 1919: Columnist Clettus Atkinson was born.