November 1 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: Jon Chalmers began his term as president of Holy Family Cristo Rey High School.
- 2015: Jack Lowther retired from the Jefferson County District Court.
- 2012: Fading Signs of Birmingham by Charles Buchanan was published.
- 2010: Ken Gulley was sworn in as Mayor of Bessemer.
- 2008: The third annual Moss Rock Festival kicked off in Hoover.
- 2005: Runoffs in the 2005 Birmingham City Council election were held.
- 2005: Sean Meyer began working as Birmingham's only full-time sommelier.
- 2005: Bryan Noe was appointed as the first dean of the UAB Graduate School.
- 2003: The UAB Alma Mater was performed publicly for the first time at the Homecoming game against Army at Legion Field.
- 1993: Mary McLeod was consecrated as Episcopal Bishop of Vermont.
- 1965: The Sergeant Jack Show debuted on WBMG-42.
- 1955: The City of Birmingham formally took over operations of the Birmingham Zoo at Lane Park.
- 1949: Arthur Bennett Lipkin became the conductor of the newly-revived Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
- 1946: Vulcan's torch glowed red for the first time following a fatal auto collision in Southside.
- 1946: ACIPCO School was renamed in honor of John Eagan.
- 1944: Elliott Dent took on a squadron of Japanese fighter planes and shot down three before being shot down himself, earning a Distinguished Service Cross.
- 1981: Pro football player Evan Mathis was born in Birmingham.
- 1975: Musician and American Idol runner-up Bo Bice was born.
- 1960: Apple CEO Tim Cook was born in Mobile.
- 1936: R&B singer Andre Williams was born in Bessemer.
- 1932: Baseball player and football coach Jim Pyburn was born in Fairfield.
- 1918: Andrew's Sandwich Shop owner Arris Jebeles was born in Geraki, Greece.
- 1905: Architect Dupree Greer was born in Liberty, South Carolina.
- 1893: Insurance executive Frank Samford Sr was born in Troy, Pike County.
- 2021: Sports writer Charles Hollis died in Loretto.
- 2012: Coach John Lee Armstrong died in Birmingham.
- 2009: Former UAB Blazers basketball star Alan Ogg died from a staph infection.
- 2009: Art librarian Robert Kaufmann died in New York, New York
- 1979: An explosion at the Hercules Powder Plant in Bessemer killed one worker.
- 1976: Bail bondsman and former Klan Grand Dragon James Esdale died.
- 1934: A robber was killed and his partner wounded in a shootout in the lobby of the Redmont Hotel after being caught in the act by Birmingham Police Department detective A. C. McGuire, who was also struck in the arm by return fire.
- 1920: building contractor, mine operator, and philanthropist Belton Gilreath died in Birmingham.
- 2019: The Magic City ePLEX esports arena opened at the Crestwood Festival Center.
- 2004: SouthTrust Bank's sale to Wachovia Bank was finalized.
- 1994: Video Xpress was acquired by Movie Gallery.
- 1985: The Alabama Chamber of Commerce merged with Associated Industries of Alabama to form the Business Council of Alabama.
- 1978: Davenport & Harris Funeral Home moved to their present building at 301 Martin Luther King Jr Drive.
- 1910: The Martin Biscuit Company was founded.
- 1907: U.S. Steel's purchase of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company was completed.
- 1887: The Alabama Club restaurant, headed by chef Jean Galatoire, opened on 21st Street North.
- 2009: Jamie McMurray won the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
- 2008: BSC won on the road, Samford was narrowly defeated at home, and UAB was soundly defeated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
- 2008: Miles College lost 52-2 to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.
- 2005: The 8th Battle for the Bones saw UAB defeat Memphis 37-20 in Memphis.
- 2003: Kiprono Kemei, Agnes Ngunjiri and Macky Tyndall won their divisions in the Vulcan Run.
- 1991: Gene Bartow wrote a letter to NCAA compliance officer David Berst with allegations of recruiting violations in the Alabama Crimson Tide athletic department.