February 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General of the United States.
- 2017: Publix opened a downtown supermarket at 20 Midtown.
- 2013: Ray Watts was named President of UAB.
- 2008: GreencupBooks held its grand opening.
- 1892: The town of Highland was annexed into Birmingham.
- 1862: A group of Federal gunboats under the command of Lieutenant Seth Phelps landed at Florence and destroyed stores and steamboats there.
- 1979: Television reporter Tara Gray was born in Birmingham.
- 1977: Former radio and television reporter Cyrondys Jackson was born in Birmingham.
- 1967: Basketball player Michael Ansley was born in Birmingham.
- 1958: Wrestler Sherri Martel was born in Birmingham.
- 1952: Protective Life CEO Johnny Johns was born in Gadsden.
- 1932: Bishop of Birmingham Raymond Boland was born in Ireland.
- 1926: Army aviator, police officer and computer programmer Rosamond McDuff was born in Birmingham.
- 1886: Birmingham Barons shortstop Roy "Slippery" Ellam was born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
- 1867: Lieutenant Governor Henry Gray was born in Georgia.
- 2012: Former Brice Building Company CEO D. Riley Stuart died in Birmingham.
- 2000: Linebacker Derrick Thomas died from injuries suffered in an auto accident a month earlier.