August 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The Black Bear Trail exhibit opened at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2013: Judge Joseph Boohaker ordered the closure of New Woman All Women Health Care.
- 2010: Gardendale First Baptist Church held services in their new worship center.
- 2009: Seafood & Chicken Box moved to Trussville after 37 years in Center Point.
- 2006: Wayne Sellers and a group of investors bought the Hoover-based Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta restaurant chain.
- 2002: The Club purchased the adjacent 6.5 acres of land which once housed Baby Doe's Matchless Mine restaurant.
- 1982: Frankie Beverly & Maze played at the 4th Annual Southern Heritage Festival at the Alabama State Fairgrounds.
- 1975: Century Plaza opened.
- 1966: WAQY-AM's Tommy Charles and Doug Layton escalated their "Ban the Beatles" campaign from boycott to planned bonfire.
- 1961: Oliver Adams joined the Bessemer Police Department.
- 1943: The USS Birmingham (CL-62) returned to the US after being assigned to the Atlantic Fleet during World War II.
- 1970: Radio host Steve Chiotakis was born in Gary, Indiana.
- 1950: Greg Bass, the host of Tapestry on WBHM, was born.
- 1939: Bassist Henry Strzelecki was born in Birmingham.
- 1926: Jazz musician Urbie Green was born in Mobile.
- 1905: Drummond Company founder Heman Drummond was born.
- 1863: Judge Daniel Greene was born in Opelika.
- 1860: Doctor John Payne was born in Shelby County.
- 2014: Dry cleaner George Berthon died in Birmingham.
- 2014: Sporting goods dealer Bob Wood died.
- 1999: Baseball player and manager Harry "the Hat" Walker died in Birmingham.
- 1996: Radio announcer Tommy Charles died.
- 1985: Fairfield police officer Myron Massey was shot and killed in the line of duty.
- 1976: Talladega College and UNCF president Herman Long died of cancer in Talladega.
- 1913: Governor and Senator Joseph Johnston died of pneumonia in Washington D.C.