The following events occurred in 1943:
- Tom Riddle opens the Chamber of Secrets. Several students are injured, and Moaning Myrtle is killed by the Basilisk. Rubeus Hagrid is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is expelled. With the murder of Moaning Myrtle, Tom Riddle transforms his diary into his first horcrux.
- Summer, c. 1943: Tom Riddle murders his father, Tom Riddle Snr, and his grandparents, Thomas and Mary Riddle, for the abandoning of his late mother, Merope Gaunt. His uncle, Morfin Gaunt is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is sent to Azkaban. With the murder of the Riddles, Tom Riddle also transforms Marvolo Gaunt's Ring into his second horcrux.
- August, c. 1943: Tom Riddle Snr
- August, c. 1943: Thomas Riddle
- August, c. 1943: Mary Riddle
Behind the scenes
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 1 (The Riddle House), the opening chapter which takes place on 16 August, 1994 states that the murders took place "fifty years before, at daybreak on a fine summer’s morning", making the year 1944. However later, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory), it is said they died "in the summer of (Tom Riddle Jr's) sixteenth year...". He was born 31 Dec 1926 and turned 16 in Dec 1942, so the summer of his sixteenth year would be 1943.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- ↑ In the Riddle House in the 1990s, there is a calendar -  - for 1943, which is still set on August, implying that was the month Thomas, Tom and Mary all died
- ↑ Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
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