16 August is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years). There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: Harry spends his days exploring Diagon Alley.
- 1997: Harry, Ron and Hermione monitor the entrance to the Ministry of Magic
Behind the scenes
- The weather forecast for this day in 1994 stated that it would be very dry with bright spells of light but moderate wind through the night, with a temperature of fifty-five to sixty-one degrees Fahrenheit in the south. In the north, it would be humid and warm with bright spells but increasing rain and showers.
- 1987: Elliot Francis, the actor who plays a Sixth year Slug Club member in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is born.
- 1991: Evanna Lynch, who plays the trio's friend Luna Lovegood, is born.