September 7 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Actor Glenn Shadix died after a fall in his Southside condominium.
- 2010: Former Birmingham City Schools superintendent Cleveland Hammonds died in Illinois.
- 2010: The band Wild Sweet Orange announced their break-up on Facebook.com.
- 2006: Convicted felon Dedrick Griham escaped from prison in Elmore County.
- 1954: Actor Michael Emerson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 1950: Gadsden businessman and former Alabama athletics director B. L. Noojin died.
- 1939: Alabama Gang race car driver Donnie Allison was born.
- 1929: The Thomas Jefferson Hotel opened with a week of glamorous banquets and dances.
- 1928: The first child born in Birmingham, Richard McNally, died.
- 1911: Kessler's president Simon Kessler was born.
- 1838: Civil War hero John Pelham was born in Calhoun County.