September 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: A legal settlement was reached in suit filed the Bresette family over the 2013 Birmingham airport fatality.
- 2014: Charles Gordon was sworn in as Chief of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service.
- 2010: Pinson's fifth annual Alabama Butterbean Festival kicked off.
- 2007: Burke Swearingen retired as Chief of the Homewood Police Department.
- 2006: HGTV's series "If Walls Could Talk" aired an episode on the Women's Club House.
- 2006: The Magic City Blues Fest was held in Linn Park.
- 1973: Father's Children, The Sylvers, The Staple Singers, Buddy Miles, Rare Earth and Albert King played a concert at Legion Field.
- 1964: Phillips High School enrolled its first African American students: Lillie Mae Jones, Minnie Lee Moore and Patricia Patton.
- 1948: First National Bank of Birmingham opened its eighth branch office in Homewood.
- 1903: The Tuggle Institute was founded by Carrie Tuggle.
- 1948: Attorney and CEO of ProAssurance Stan Starnes was born.
- 1924: Pitcher and Baptist minister Bill Greason was born in Atlanta, Georgia
- 1895: Educator and Birmingham City Council member John Bryan was born.
- 2005: St Luke's Episcopal Church rector John Claypool died.
- 1985: Jazz drummer Jo Jones died in New York City.
- 1966: The NFL's Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 in an exhibition game at Legion Field.
- 1965: The NFL's Minnesota Vikings defeated the Dallas Cowboys 57-17 in an exhibition game at Legion Field.
- 1931: Pitcher Ivy Andrews earned his first major league victory.
- 1916: Shortstop Stuffy Stewart made his debut with the St Louis Cardinals.