April 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: Energen announced the sale of Alagasco to the Laclede Group of St Louis, Missouri.
- 2014: Heavy overnight rains caused flooding in several areas, including Homewood's Lakeshore Garden Apartments.
- 2011: Manhattan South women's clothing store relocated from Cahaba Village to Heights Village.
- 2008: The "Friendship bell" at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens was dedicated.
- 2007: Birmingham City Council member Joel Montgomery was injured and arrested for public intoxication, a charge that was later dismissed.
- 2006: Mike Davis was announced as the head coach of the UAB Blazers men's basketball team.
- 1996: Covenant Presbyterian Church held the first services in their new worship center.
- 1978: Demolition of Tuscaloosa's Northington Naval Hospital began.
- 1974: New Hope Baptist Church held their first services in their current sanctuary on Cleburn Avenue Southwest.
- 1963 (Palm Sunday): Ministers John Thomas Porter, Nelson H. Smith and A. D. King led a group of more than 1,000 marchers to protest the jailing of Civil Rights Movement leaders.
- 1904: The Country Club of Birmingham's Lakeview Park clubhouse was dedicated.
- 1992: CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was born.
- 1958: Roebuck Springs-South Roebuck neighborhood president Richard Rutledge was born.
- 1933: Actor Wayne Rogers was born in Birmingham.
- 1917: Actor R. G. Armstrong was born in Pleasant Grove.
- 1820: Industrialist James Sloss was born in Limestone County.
- 2015: Former UAB Blazers basketball player Torrey Ward died in a plane crash in Bloomington, Illinois.
- 2014: Former contractor John Baird died.
- 2013: Birmingham Times publisher James Lewis died.
- 2013: One-term Jefferson County Commissioner Reuben Davis died.
- 2012: Behavioral psychologist Emil Menzel died in Birmingham.
- 2008: Former Auburn football player Bobby Hoppe died.
- 1930: Boston Federal Reserve Bank president William Harding at home at the Algonquin Club.
- 1919: Hotelier and "Mother of Birmingham" Margaret Ward died.