September 1 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Renasant Bank purchased M&F Bank.
- 2013: Rachel Lindley began her tenure as news director for WBHM-FM.
- 2010: Sojourns relocated to the Eubanks Mercantile building.
- 2009: Charm opened for business on 2nd Avenue North.
- 2007: The fourth annual Southern Heritage Festival kicked off at Railroad Reservation Park.
- 2007: The second annual Alabama Butterbean Festival was held in Pinson.
- 2005: FM 105.9 was moved to FM 105.5.
- 2003: Valerie Gribben's Fairytale was published.
- 1996: ABC 33/40 debuted and WBRC-TV became a FOX Network affiliate.
- 1977: Peter Frampton performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1974: Diamond Jim's opened for business on Morris Avenue.
- 1969: Alabama College was renamed University of Montevallo.
- 1961: WBRC-6 switched from CBS to ABC.
- 1961: The Treadwell Barber Shop opened at the Mountain Brook Shopping Center.
- 1960: Bob Truett succeeded the previously ousted Tom Briskey as director of the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1939: Birmingham's sister city of Hitachi, Japan was incorporated.
- 1917: The Sanitary Market opened on 2nd Avenue North.
- 1906: Alf Brown was appointed captain of the Southside Fire Station Engine Company No. 2.
- 1903: The first official observation was taken at the Weather Forecast Office Birmingham.
- 1992: Olympic gold medalist Kirani James was born in Gouyave, Grenada.
- 1946: Pastor and former Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Small was born in Wilcox County.
- 1918: Congressman James Martin was born in Tarrant.
- 1914: Alabama Football Network founder Bert Bank was born in Montgomery.
- 1906: Daniel Corporation president R. Hugh Daniel was born.
- 1904: Football player and western B-movie actor Johnny Mack Brown was born.
- 1888: Poet and writer Clement Wood was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1874: Coroner Jesse Russum was born in Bowman, Georgia.
- 1869: Historian Marie Bankhead Owen was born on the Bankhead plantation in Noxubee County, Mississippi.
- 1858: Building contractor, mine operator, and philanthropist Belton Gilreath was born in Greenville, South Carolina.
- 1986: Labor and civil rights leader Asbury Howard died.
- 1954: Baseball player Wimpy Quinn died.
- 1900: Photographer D. C. Redington died from a stroke of apoplexy.
- 1900: Andrew W. Burgin was sworn in as Jefferson County Sheriff.
- 1896: Frank P. O'Brien was sworn in as Jefferson County Sheriff.
- 1892: George Morrow was sworn in as Jefferson County Sheriff.
- 1888: Joseph S. Smith succeeded Samuel Truss as Jefferson County Sheriff.