The following events occurred in 1949:
- A hippocampus is caught by Merpeople off the coast of Scotland.
- The Snallygaster Protection League is formed.
Behind the scenes
- 14 April: Christopher Whittingham, who played a Ministry wizard in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, born.
- 13 May: Zoë Wanamaker, who played Rolanda Hooch, born.
- 24 May: Jim Broadbent who plays Horace Slughorn is born.
- 20 October: George Harris who plays Kingsley Shacklebolt is born.
- 12 December: Bill Nighy, who played Rufus Scrimgeour, born.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- ↑ Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
- ↑ Mugglenet - JKR Birthday Archive
- ↑ Bill Weasley is the oldest Weasley child and was born 29 November 1970.(Pottermore - Bill Weasley & HPL Lexicon - The Age of the Weasleys). Molly says that the Whomping Willow (planted 1971) was after her time at Hogwarts (GOF, Ch. 31) and that Molly and Arthur eloped soon after graduation. (HBP - Ch. 5). In order for Bill to be conceived in wedlock, Molly must have graduated by June 1969. Given her October birthday, this graduation date requires she started Hogwarts in 1962 and was born 1950. However, as Arthur Weasley was born 6 February 1950( Pottermore) he would have graduated June 1968, so if he and Molly were in the same year, she would have been born in 1949
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926522/
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