August 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Former JCCEO director Gayle Cunningham and her daughter, Kelli Caulfield, pleaded guilty to theft from JCCEO accounts.
- 2008: The 3rd annual Birmingham Folk Festival was renamed and moved to Avondale Park.
- 2006: Saks, Inc. sold its Parisian division to Belk, Inc.
- 1987: The former Stafford Inn reopened as Stafford Plaza in Tuscaloosa.
- 1952: Pete Clifford married Sophia Ann Mize.
- 1893: A national economic depression led to the initial failure of the National Bank of Birmingham.
- 1819: The Alabama Constitution of 1819 was adopted by the territorial general assembly.
- 1969: Taxidermist David Phillips was born in Birmingham.
- 1923: Businessman and Vestavia Hills City Council president Fred McCrory was born in Greensboro.
- 1922: NFL coach and scout John "Red" Cochran was born in Fairfield.
- 1920: Baptist minister Grady Cothen was born in Poplarville, Mississippi.
- 1892: Securities broker and civic leader Mervyn Sterne was born in Anniston.
- 1880: Attorney Claude Ritter was born in Carthage, North Carolina.
- 1857: Birmingham Police Department patrol officer James Mullin was born.
- 2020: Bonnie Bolding Swearingen, actress, stockbroker and philanthropist
- 2013: Southern Skin Divers Supply founder Bill Tant died.
- 2008: John Mark Stallings died at his father's ranch in Paris, Texas.
- 2005: Former Golden Flake CEO Sloan Bashinsky Sr died.
- 2005: Soprano Loulie Jean Norman died in Los Angeles.
- 1962: Larry Thomas was kidnapped and murdered.
- 1918: World War I hero Mortimer Jordan died near Sergy (Aisnes), France.