December 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: First United Methodist Church rededicated their refurbished sanctuary.
- 2006: The Bluff Park Substation was opened in Hoover.
- 2005: Corrections officer Deborah Thomas saved an inmate who had hanged himself in the Birmingham City Jail.
- 1984: The Newboys debuted at Gallette's in Tuscaloosa.
- 1973: The formal dedication of the UAB Diabetes Hospital began.
- 1966: Bull Connor suffered a stroke.
- 1959: Leonard Nimoy starred in a Town & Gown Theatre production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Clark Memorial Theatre.
- 1941: Birmingham natives Thomas Rogers, William McCary and Julius Ellsberry were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- 1941: Milton Grafman was named Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El.
- 1903: A promotional and informational meeting about the Vulcan project was held at the Jefferson Theatre, which was lit for the first time with electric lights for the occasion.
- 1892: David Fox and his slate of Democratic Aldermen won the 1892 Birmingham municipal election without opposition.
- 1882: Businessman Belton Gilreath married the former Julia Margaret Burbage.
- 1853: Ground was broken for the construction of the Northeast & Southwest Railroad.
- 1974: UAB Blazers basketball player Fred Williams was born.
- 1947: Alabama Slammers hockey head coach Garry Unger was born in Calgary, Canada.
- 1941: Shelby County Reporter publisher Wayne Rasco was born.
- 1936: ASHOF inductee Lloyd Nix was born in Carbon Hill.
- 1921: Philanthropist Caroline P. Ireland was born in San Diego, California.
- 1814: Elyton Land Company President and Mayor of Birmingham James Powell was born in Virginia.
- 1806: Railroad executive and Elyton Land Company shareholder Campbell Wallace was born in Sevier County, Tennessee.
- 2018: Former state senator Fred Horn died in Birmingham.
- 2017: Architect Fritz Woehle died in Birmingham.
- 2013: Newspaper publisher Lee Walls died in Birmingham.
- 2009: Attorney Jack Bingham died.
- 2009: BPD East Precinct commander Gary Childs died.
- 1941: Birmingham area natives John A. Austin, Thomas Rogers, William McCary and Julius Ellsberry were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- 1934: Former Governor of Alabama William Brandon died in Tuscaloosa.
- 1920: U.S. Marshal Dick Griffin was ambushed by moonshiners and killed at Coolie Springs.
- 1985: Auburn tailback Bo Jackson won the Heisman Trophy.
- 1979: Enterprise High School defeated Vestavia Hills High School 14-13 in the 4-A football championship game at Legion Field.
- 1977: NHL legend Gordie Howe scored his 1,000th career goal against the Birmingham Bulls' John Garrett.
- 1893: Auburn and Georgia Tech tied, 0-0.