August 4 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2007: Ford dealer and ad spokesman Jim Skinner died.
- 2006: Restaurant G closed.
- 2006: The 3rd annual Southern Heritage Festival began on two stages at the Railroad Park site.
- 2001: Joe Muggs opened at The Summit.
- 2000: Ajani was born at Indianapolis Zoo.
- 1998: Nearly 168,000 residents voted in the MAPS referrendum.
- 1986: The USFL suspended their scheduled fall season, effectively ending the Birmingham Stallions.
- 1956: Edwin Stephenson, murderer of Father James Coyle, died in Birmingham.
- 1950: 1910 Birmingham Barons star pitcher Harry Coveleski died in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.
- 1931: The mysterious Wood/Williams murders occured in the woods of Shades Mountain.
- 1911: Businessman and entrepreneur Elton B. Stephens was born.
- 1889: Brother Bryan was installed as Third Presbyterian Church's first permanent pastor.
- 1887: Kelly Ingram, the first American serviceman to die in World War I, was born in Pratt City.
- 1875: Pioneer plantation owner Williamson Hawkins died.