July 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: Judge Ira De Ment died in Montgomery.
- 2011: Football coach Jim Currier died in Birmingham.
- 2010: Floyd & Beasley Transfer closed.
- 2008: Birmingham Airport Authority approved renaming the airport for Fred Shuttlesworth.
- 2007: Demolition of the 1917 Birmingham News building began.
- 2005: Brandee Skinner's BMW plunged into the Cahaba River, killing her two children.
- 2005: The Birmingham Steeldogs won 23-20 on the road against the South Georgia Wildcats.
- 2001: Bank marketing consulting firm Bancography was founded.
- 1992: Pro football Hall of Famer Buck Buchanan died.
- 1976: Black Creek Bridge in Fultondale was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
- 1961: First Lutheran Church named Reverend Martin A. Buerger as pastor.
- 1937: Soccer coach Ray Woodard was born.
- 1934: Judge Tennant Smallwood was born.
- 1932: Charles Gratton, proprietor of the downtown Green Acres Cafe, was born.
- 1932: Satchel Paige pitched his first no-hitter in the Negro League.
- 1913: Mayor George Seibels was born in Coronado, California.
- 1903: The National Weather Bureau established a full-time "First Order" Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham
- 1845: Former Howard College President Benjamin Frankin Riley was born in Pineville.