14 September is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). There are 108 days remaining.
- The day of Morfin Gaunt's hearing for attacking Tom Riddle Sr.
- 1996: The Gryffindor Quidditch team tryouts take place and Harry Potter, the captain, selects Ginny Weasley, Demelza Robins, and Katie Bell as the Chasers, Jimmy Peakes and Ritchie Coote as the Beaters, and Ron Weasley as the Keeper. Later, Harry, Hermione, and Ron visit Rubeus Hagrid and find out Aragog, Hagrid's Acromantula, is dying. The first Slug Club dinner is held. Harry serves detention in the Potions Classroom with Severus Snape sorting Flobberworms.