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The following events occured in the '''1950s''':
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The following events occurred in the '''1950s''':
   
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The first version of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' is published.<ref>It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: The seventy-ninth [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] is held.<ref name="BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The [[Swiftstick]] racing [[Broomstick|broom]] is released.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with top grades on her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]]. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to [[Muggle]] [[Dougal McGregor]], but later turns him down and departs for [[London]] to start working for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] under [[Elphinstone Urquart]].<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with top grades on her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]]. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to [[Muggle]] [[Dougal McGregor]], but later turns him down and departs for [[London]] to start working for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] under [[Elphinstone Urquart]].<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: The [[Shooting Star]] [[Broomstick|broom]] is introduced.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[June]], [[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: The [[Muggle]] magazine ''[[My Teeth]]'' is established.<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films''</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: The [[Caerphilly Catapults]] defeat the [[Karasjok Kites]] to win the [[European Cup]].<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] is offered a prestigious promotion at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]] to apply for a teaching position.<ref name="pottermore"/> She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] is offered a prestigious promotion at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]] to apply for a teaching position.<ref name="pottermore"/> She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.{{Fact}}
 
*[[1956]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.
 
*[[1956]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.
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*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Lyall Lupin]] and [[Hope Howell]] celebrate their [[Wedding of Lyall Lupin and Hope Howell|wedding]].<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter22/moment1/remus-lupin New from J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"]</ref>
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===Quidditch===
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*[[Wikipedia:1950|1950]] to [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Andrew Snowyowl]] captained the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]].<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The first version of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' is published.<ref>It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The [[Swiftstick]] racing [[Broomstick|broom]] is released.<ref name="ReferenceA">[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] to [[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Jo King]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]] to [[Wikipedia:1954|1954]] Hogwarts school year: [[Minerva McGonagall]] had a nasty fall during the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus Slytherin match, which would decide the Quidditch Cup winner, and left her with a concussion, several broken ribs, and a lifelong desire to see Slytherin crushed on the Quidditch pitch.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: The [[Shooting Star]] [[Broomstick|broom]] is introduced.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: The [[Caerphilly Catapults]] defeat the [[Karasjok Kites]] to win the [[European Cup]].<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Hamish MacFarlan]] becomes captain of [[Montrose Magpies]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Hamish MacFarlan]] becomes captain of [[Montrose Magpies]].{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]] to [[Wikipedia:1960|1960]]: [[Rufus Winickus]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
   
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
 
[[File:Bellatrixprofile.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Bellatrix Lestrange.]]
 
[[File:Bellatrixprofile.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Bellatrix Lestrange.]]
*[[Wikipedia:1950|1950]]: [[Arthur Weasley]] to [[Cedrella Black]] and [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="Arthur-Birthday">''[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/anniversary.cfm J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section]''</ref>
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1950|1950]]: [[Arthur Weasley]] to [[Cedrella Black]] and [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="Arthur-Birthday">''[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/anniversary.cfm J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1950|c. 1950]]: [[Igor Karkaroff]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1950|c. 1950]]: [[Igor Karkaroff]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Rita Skeeter]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Rita Skeeter]]{{Fact}}
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*Between [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] and 1954: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*Between [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] and 1954: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Lucius Malfoy]] to [[Abraxas Malfoy]] and his wife.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Lucius Malfoy]] to [[Abraxas Malfoy]] and his wife.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Oliver Wiseman]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department'' (see [[:File:TheGuardian.png|this image]])</ref>
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*[[1954]]: [[Quirinus Quirrell]]
 
*Mid-[[Wikipedia:1950s|1950s]]: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
 
*Mid-[[Wikipedia:1950s|1950s]]: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Tarquin McTavish]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Tarquin McTavish]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]] or [[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Gaspard Shingleton]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Gaspard Shingleton]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Sirius Black]] to [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Sirius Black]] to [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Peter Pettigrew]]{{Fact}}
 
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1952]]: [[Sirius Black II]]<ref name="BFT">''[[House of Black|Black family tree]]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1952]]: [[Sirius Black II]]<ref name="BFT">''[[House of Black|Black family tree]]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: [[Justus Pilliwickle]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: [[Justus Pilliwickle]]{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Druella Rosier]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Norvel Twonk]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Norvel Twonk]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1959]]: [[Regulus Black I]]{{Fact}}
 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Arcturus Black II]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Arcturus Black II]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Druella Rosier]]{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Regulus Black I]]{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Wilhelmina Tuft]]<ref>''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book5/chapter7/moment1/ministers-for-magic New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"]</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*[[1950]] [[Julie Walters]] who portrays [[Molly Weasley]] is born 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Carolyn Pickles]], who portrays [[Charity Burbage]], is born.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681949/bio Internet Movie Database biography page]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Carolyn Pickles]], who portrays [[Charity Burbage]], is born.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681949/bio Internet Movie Database biography page]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Mary GrandPré]], the illustrator of the US ''Harry Potter'' editions, is born in South Dakota, [[United States of America]]{{Fact}}.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Mary GrandPré]], the illustrator of the US ''Harry Potter'' editions, is born in South Dakota, [[United States of America]]{{Fact}}.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Kathryn Hunter]], who portrays [[Arabella Figg]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Kathryn Hunter]], who portrays [[Arabella Figg]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Struan Rodger]], who voices a [[Wizards|Wizard]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Struan Rodger]], who voices a [[Wizards|Wizard]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1956]] [[Imelda Staunton]] who portrays [[Dolores Jane Umbridge]] is born 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Bruno Delbonnel]], the French cinematographer who worked on the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Bruno Delbonnel]], the French cinematographer who worked on the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Klaus Fritz]], the German translator of the series, is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1957]] [[Timothy Spall]] who portrays [[Peter Pettigrew]] is born
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Fiona Shaw]], who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1957]] [[Dawn French]] who portrays [[Fat Lady]] is born 
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*[[1958]] [[Klaus Fritz]], the German translator of the series, is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1958]] [[Fiona Shaw]], who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1958]] [[Adrian Rawlins]] who portrays [[James Potter]] is born 
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*[[1958]] [[Gary Oldman]] who portrays [[Harry Potter]]s God-father [[Sirius Black]] is born 
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*[[1959]]  [[Emma Thompson]] who portrays [[Sybill Trelawney]] is born
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*[[1959]]  [[Mark Williams]] who portrays [[Arthur Weasley]] is boorn
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 18:35, November 3, 2014

The following events occurred in the 1950s:

EventsEdit

QuidditchEdit

BirthsEdit

Bellatrixprofile

Bellatrix Lestrange.

DeathsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  5. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  7. It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Quidditch Through the Ages (real)
  9. Pottermore
  10. J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section
  11. Black family tree
  12. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  13. Internet Movie Database biography page
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