December 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: Jefferson County officially exited Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
- 2013: Johnathan Austin was elected Birmingham City Council president.
- 2008: Shelley Tyree was appointed Chief of Police for the University of Montevallo.
- 2002: World of Opportunity was incorporated as a non-profit.
- 1999: The Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville was dedicated.
- 1988: UAB Arena opened.
- 1978: Bob Dylan played at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1967: Exotic dancer Velvet Blaze was arrested for indecency during a performance at the Blue Note Lounge.
- 1963: Chuck Morgan's editorial "Birmingham: I Saw A City Die" was published in Look.
- 1933: United Mine Workers of America District 20 held their convention in Birmingham.
- 1918: Birmingham's Capitol Park was renamed to honor President Woodrow Wilson.
- 1909: The Phoenix Club opened its "City Club" (now Zydeco) with a grand ball.
- 1904: The Seaboard Air Line Railway opened a freight office on 20th Street South.
- 1882: A. O. Lane won a four-way race to secure his first term as Mayor of Birmingham.
- 1881: The Daily Age debuted.
- 1984: Chef and restaurateur Jonathan Tucker was born.
- 1982: Film director Adam Wingard was born.
- 1961: Weld publisher Mark Kelly was born.
- 1940: Pastor Dewey Corder was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1937: NASCAR legend Bobby Allison was born in Miami, Florida.
- 1923: Vulcan Materials executive Bill Ireland was born in Gadsden.
- 1923: Wrestling promoter Nick Gulas was born in Birmingham.
- 1851: Lumber dealer Frank Lathrop was born in Whallonsburg, New York.
- 1763: Early Chilton County settler Jonathan Clower was born in Pennsylvania.
- 2020: Sorrel, a red panda, died at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2010: Retailer Al Rosenbaum died in Birmingham.
- 2010: Birmingham Vulcans head coach Marvin Bass died in Columbia, South Carolina.
- 2009: Birmingham mayoral candidate Ernie Dunn died at his home in Hoover.
- 1914: Mac Drennen, president of Drennen Bros. mercantile, died.
- 1895: City founder John Cullmann died in Cullman.
- 2014: The Hoover High School Buccaneers won the 7A State Football Championship at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
- 2008: Tommy Tuberville resigned as Auburn's head football coach.
- 1988: The UAB Blazers basketball team opened UAB Arena with a 76-69 victory over Vanderbilt.