August 15 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Radio station WWMM-FM went on the air at frequency FM 100.5.
- 2006: Aubie was inducted into the national Mascot Hall of Fame.
- 2003: The final Furnace Fest began at Sloss Furnaces.
- 2001: The Alabama Slammers women's football team was licensed in the WAFL.
- 1985: Real estate tycoon Sidney Smyer died.
- 1953: Mining engineer, inventor and philanthropist Erskine Ramsay died in Birmingham.
- 1948: Trackless trolleys took over for streetcars on the No. 7 Wylam-Bush Hills streetcar line.
- 1944: Soul singer and producer Frederick Knight was born in Bessemer.
- 1944: Rita Rizzo (Mother Angelica) joined the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1941: Baseball player Tommie Reynolds was born.
- 1931: Pitcher Ivy Andrews debuted with the New York Yankees.
- 1930: Baseball player Guy Tutwiler died in Birmingham.
- 1927: Former governor B. B. Comer died in Birmingham.
- 1926: The Ritz Theatre opened downtown.
- 1923: Lake Neely Henry on the Coosa River was created by the Henry Neely Dam.
- 1923: The Birmingham City Commission was reduced from 5 members to 3 by a newly-passed state law.
- 1916: Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Joseph Raya was born in Zahlé, Lebanon.
- 1841: Educator and reformer Julia S. Tutwiler was born in Tuscaloosa.