January 18 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders held a "Future to Believe In" rally at Boutwell Auditorium.
- 2014: Cameras Brookwood closed.
- 2012: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Hueytown High School.
- 2007: Superior Bank announced it would be acquiring Sarasota-based People's Community Bank.
- 2007: HomeOwners for a Progressive Edgewood held their first meeting.
- 2005: Mark Gaines was appointed probate judge for Jefferson County Probate Court by Governor Bob Riley.
- 2005: Hoover passed a resolution declaring Love Stuff a public nuisance.
- 1992: A rare snowfall brought 4.4 inches to Birmingham.
- 1977: The Blount County town of Locust Fork was incorporated.
- 1965: The renovated lobby of the Empire Building opened as City National Bank.
- 1948: Gus Koutroulakis began working for his uncle Pete at Pete's Famous Hot Dogs.
- 1926: Indiana Little led a large march of Black applicants to register to vote at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
- 1919: Thomas Kilby succeeded Charles Henderson as Governor of Alabama.
- 1915: Charles Henderson succeeded Emmet O'Neal as Governor of Alabama.
- 1980: Baseball player Shane Sanders was born in Cullman.
- 1950: Heisman Trophy winner and Samford Bulldogs football coach Pat Sullivan was born in Birmingham.
- 1949: Shelby Academy headmaster Steve Zaslofsky was born in New York City.
- 1907: Labor and civil rights leader Asbury Howard was born in Autaugaville, Autauga County.
- 2005: Author Kevin McGowin died.
- 1970: Architect David O. Whilldin died.
- 1953: Baseball player Newt Joseph died in Kansas City, Missouri.