15 August is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years). There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: Harry Potter enjoys his "strange new freedom" at Diagon Alley. He eats breakfast in the Leaky Cauldron and after breakfast, spends the long sunny days exploring the shops and eating on the pavement cafés. Florean Fortescue helps him with his History of Magic homework and gives him free sundaes every half an hour.
Behind the scenes
- 1858: Edith Nesbit, the Muggle author who wrote E. Nesbit's Fairy Tales and Tails, is born. 
- 1938: Jim Dale, reader/performer of the US versions of the audio book editions of all seven volumes of the Harry Potter books, is born.