February 5 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The Year of Alabama Music kicked off with the "Abalalip!" concert at the Alabama Theatre.
- 2010: Former Shelby County Sheriff Buddy Glasgow died.
- 2010: Educational consultant Diane Rivers died at her home in Shoal Creek.
- 2008: William Bell won a special election for Larry Langford's former Jefferson County Commission seat.
- 2008: Responsible Media, LLC record label was founded.
- 2005: Business magnate Elton B. Stephens died.
- 2005: UAB set a record attendance of 9,354 for the Bartow Arena during a basketball game against Louisville.
- 1998: WBMG 42 was replaced by WIAT 42 as the local CBS affiliate.
- 1979: Birmingham City Councilor Johnathan Austin was born in Birmingham.
- 1971: Country singer Sara Evans was born in Missouri.
- 1970: Baseball player Rudy York died.
- 1959: New Williams opened its Five Points West location.
- 1948: Mary Anne Blake was born.
- 1943: New York Times editor-in-chief Howell Raines was born in Birmingham.
- 1929: Baseball pitcher Al Worthington was born in Birmingham.
- 1920: A scaffold collapse in Eureka No. 4 mine killed miner J. T. Banks.
- 1916: Central State Bank of Calera was chartered.
- 1902: Governor of Alabama Gordon Persons was born in Montgomery.
- 1889: Doctor Mortimer Jordan, Jr died.
- 1879: The City of Anniston was incorporated.