October 9 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: The Birmingham bond referendum was overwhelmingly approved by less than 10% of registered voters.
- 2008: The new Center Point Fire Station No. 5 officially opened.
- 2008: More than 500 marijuana plants and $100,000 in cash were seized in raids on the Kingston marijuana farm operations.
- 2007: Larry Langford won the Birmingham mayoral election.
- 2005: The Ensley Library reopened after renovations.
- 2005: A "Friendship bell" was donated to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens by the Osaka Central Rotary Club of Japan.
- 2001: The Birmingham City Council election was held for all nine City Council positions.
- 1992: U2's Zoo TV Tour stopped at Legion Field.
- 1979: The Birmingham municipal election resulted in a run-off between Richard Arrington and Frank Parsons for mayor.
- 1965: The 1965 Alabama State Fair closed.
- 1955: The new building for the Parke Memorial Branch Library at Five Points South was dedicated.
- 1937: Evangelist Lee Roberson married Caroline Allen.
- 1918: The Booker T. Washington Library opened on 3rd Avenue North.
- 1912: The annual Alabama State Fair began.
- 1905: The American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) was incorporated.
- 1893: First National Bank of Birmingham resumed operations following the 1893 depression.
- 1890: The corpse of train robber Rube Burrow arrived in Birmingham for public view before it was delivered to his family in Lamar County.
- 1967: Congressman Artur Davis was born.
- 1961: Siberian tigers Ted, Francis, and Tamerlane were born at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1908: Governor Jim Folsom Sr was born in Elba, Coffee County.
- 1908: Photographer A. C. Keily was born.
- 1898: Professional baseball third baseman Joe Sewell was born in Titus, Elmore County.
- 1886: Philanthropist Bertha Smolian was born in Swainsboro, Georgia.
- 1880: Publisher John Henley Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1879: Foundryman Fred Buettiker was born in Grundy County, Tennessee.
- Sailor and future O'Neal Steel founder Kirkman O'Neal married Elizabeth Paramore.
- Alabama Power employee and future City Council president M. E. Wiggins married Lelia Katherine Harper.
- 1996: Theater director Lyn Spotswood died in Barton, Vermont.
- 1966: Anderson Electric CEO Robert Schuler died.
- 1961: Literary scholar and Vanderbilt professor Richmond Beatty died.
- 1918: First Lieutenant Orville Coston was killed in action in the Argonne.
- 1890: Train robber Rube Burrow was gunned down in Marengo County.
- 2010: Alabama lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks 21-35 in Columbia, South Carolina.
- 2008: UAB lost 45-20 to Houston in Houston, Texas.
- 1999: The second Battle for the Bones saw Memphis defeat UAB 38-14 at Legion Field.
- 1974: The Birmingham Americans defeated the Portland Storm 30-8 at Legion Field.