December 23 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Atherotech was acquired by Behrman Capital.
- 2008: Johnathan Austin was named William Bell's replacement for the Birmingham City Council District 5 seat.
- 2003: The Birmingham Film Commission was revived.
- 1946: The Apollo Boys' Choir was featured on the Bell Telephone Hour with Helen Traubel as soloist.
- 1913: Birmingham, Selma & Pensacola Railroad was acquired by Birmingham, Selma & Mobile Railroad.
- 1897: Birmingham Alderman Tom Ashford chased an unarmed man into a crowded jewelry store and shot him three times.
- 1822: The Alabama Legislature commissioned Abraham Stouts to construct a public road from Morgan County to the Black Warrior River.
- 1819: Jefferson County Sheriff Levi Reid married Eleanor Rusher.
- 1954: Girls' basketball coach Emanuel Bell was born.
- 1929: Football coach Dude Hennessey was born in Covington, Kentucky.
- 1912: Harvard dean and Miles College professor John Monro was born in North Andover, Massachusetts.
- 2007: Art collector Sandra Sokol died.
- 2005: Businessman Harold Ruttenberg died.
- 2002: Fred, the town dog of Rockford.