September 9 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: Computer security entrepreneur John McAfee announced his campaign for President of the United States from The Roundhouse in Opelika.
- 2013: The Pelham City Council approved the creation of Pelham City Schools.
- 2007: Cahaba Park Church held its first service.
- 2006: Prison escapee Dedrick Griham was captured in Birmingham.
- 2003: Bob Riley's "Amendment One" tax bill was rejected by 68% of the state's voters.
- 1989: The Stars Fell on the Alabama Reunion was held at the Alabama Theatre.
- 1984: Double "LL" Bar-B-Q was dissolved.
- 1982: O'Rickie McQueen broke into the Birmingham-Jefferson County Women's Center and held its director Lorene Putsch and another woman hostage for a full day before surrendering to police.
- 1957: Fred Shuttlesworth accompanied a group of four black children and their parents to Phillips High School in an attempt to enroll them as the school's first black students.
- 1887: Bessemer was incorporated.
- 1863: The Confederate government purchased Brierfield Ironworks for $600,000 in Confederate tender.
- 1971: Food blogger and influencer John-Bryan Hopkins was born in Birmingham.
- 1970: Basketball player Warren Kidd was born in Harpersville.
- 1964: NFL center Ben Tamburello was born in Birmingham.
- 1956: Choir director Myrna Ria Ross was born.
- 1934: Poet Sonia Sanchez was born in Birmingham.
- 1918: Civil Rights Guard Colonel Stone Johnson was born in Hayesville (Lowndes County).
- 1905: Major league pitcher Charlie Perkins was born in Ensley.
- 1826: Surveyor and engineer John T. Milner was born in Pike County, Georgia.
- 1995: Former Mayor of Homewood Robert Waldrop died.
- 1925: W. H. Coleman, a Fairfield police officer, was killed in the line of duty.