September 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Edward the giraffe arrived at the Birmingham Zoo from Missouri.
- 2008: Cousin Cliff died.
- 2007: Samford lost at Georgia Tech 14-69.
- 2007: UAB Blazers lost 24-35 to Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida. The Blazers led 17-10 at halftime.
- 2001: Radio DJ Walter Anglin died.
- 1990: The Newboys played their final show at Louie Louie.
- 1975: The Bicentennial Flag was hoisted over Legion Field before the Alabama-Missouri game.
- 1970: Basketball player Latrell Sprewell was born.
- 1963: Actor David Lee Smith was born.
- 1963: Photographer Phillip Griffith was born in Illinois.
- 1948: Donald Watkins was born.
- 1947: John Carroll Catholic High School opened for students.
- 1943: Brother Charles Todel took vows in the Salesian order.
- 1908: Birmingham World editor and NAACP leader Emory Jackson was born in Buena Vista, Georgia