December 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Folk singer Odetta died in New York.
- 2006: Several cities across the region held their annual Christmas parades.
- 2000: Wendy Jarvis bought Bare Hands Gallery from Jessica Helfrecht.
- 1998: David Cutcliffe was hired as the head football coach at Ole Miss.
- 1994: A controversy erupted over paintings of male nudes at Studio 2030.
- 1958: Boston Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall was traded to the Cleveland Indians.
- 1926: Photographer Alfred Keily died in Birmingham.
- 1850: Mayor of Tuscaloosa William Jemison was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1861: John Gill Shorter succeeded Andrew Moore as Governor of Alabama.
- 1816: Birmingham Founding Father William Mudd was born in Kentucky.
- 1989: Pat Dye's Auburn Tigers won the Iron Bowl 30-20 at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the first time in 42 years the game was played outside of Legion Field.
- 1978: Alabama won the Iron Bowl 34-16.
- 1972: Auburn won the "Punt Bama Punt" game 17-16.
- 1967: Alabama pulled out a victory with Ken Stabler's "Run in the Mud" 7-3.
- 1961: Alabama won the Iron Bowl 34-0.
- 1950: Alabama won the Iron Bowl 34-0.