October 30 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2005: Condoleezza Rice attended a memorial service in Montgomery for Rosa Parks.
- 1992: Larry Simmons Stadium at Thompson High School was dedicated.
- 1979: City Councilman Richard Arrington won a runoff to become Mayor of Birmingham.
- 1967: Martin Luther King Jr was booked into the Bessemer County Jail on contempt charges stemming from the 1963 Birmingham Campaign.
- 1926: Trinity United Methodist Church held its first service in Edgewood.
- 1890: Lemuel Dawson married Margaret Lewis.
- 1986: Baseball player Desmond Jennings was born.
- 1966: Architect Nolanda Hatcher was born in Fairfield.
- 1948: Author Dennis Covington was born in Birmingham.
- 1917: Former professional baseball player, manager, and coach Bobby Bragan was born in Birmingham.
- 1884: Architect Jake Salie was born in Michigan.
- 1879: City engineer J. D. Webb was born in Eutaw, Greene County.
- 1855: Federal judge Oscar Hundley was born in Huntsville.