December 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: The Cadence Bank sign atop the eastern roofline of One Concord Center was illuminated.
- 2011: The Tuscaloosa federal building was dedicated.
- 2006: U.S. Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald became Chairwoman of the House Committee on House Administration for the 110th Congress.
- 2005: Army Sergeant Noah Galloway was injured in an IED attack in Iraq, losing his left arm and leg.
- 1982: Prince's "1999" tour came to the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1968: Lois Leonard accepted the Medal of Honor from President Johnson on behalf of her husband, Matthew Leonard.
- 1950: The first Mayor of Vestavia Hills, Verner Adams, took office.
- 1946: The Birmingham Historical Society erected a marker near Robert Henley's grave at Oak Hill Cemetery to recognize him as the first Mayor of Birmingham.
- 1910: The First Bank of Corey opened for business.
- 1921: The annual Birmingham Day celebration began.
- 1879: Patrick O'Reilly was ordained by the Roman Catholic Church.
- 1871: Birmingham was incorporated; Robert Henley took office as the first mayor.
- 1821: The first University of Alabama Board of Trustees was sworn in.
- 1974: Community activist Kimberly Jeanty was born.
- 1946: Former Birmingham Park and Recreation Board director Melvin Miller was born.
- 1944: Businessman Paul Bryant Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1939: University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore was born.
- 1932: Educator and public policy professional Odessa Woolfolk was born in Birmingham.
- 2012: Gospel singer Inez Andrews died in Chicago, Illinois.
- 2011: Former Shelby County Reporter publisher Wayne Rasco died.
- 2009: Band director Ted Galloway died.
- 2008: Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel died in Springfield, Virginia.
- 1999: Country singer Marion Worth died in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1988: Dentist, Civil Rights activist, businessman and actor John Nixon died.
- 1929: W. Ross Keith, Jr murdered his wife in her hospital bed at Woodlawn Infirmary.