The following events occurred in 1956:
- Minerva McGonagall is offered a prestigious promotion at the Ministry of Magic but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to Hogwarts School to apply for a teaching position. She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.
- The Caerphilly Catapults defeat the Karasjok Kites to win the European Cup.
- Hamish MacFarlan becomes captain of Montrose Magpies.
- Rufus Winickus captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.
Behind the scenes
- Struan Rodger, who voices a Wizard in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is born.
- 9 January: Actress Imelda Staunton, who played Dolores Umbridge, is born.
- 9 April (assumed): Actress Kathryn Hunter, who played Arabella Figg, is born.
- 20 May: Jon Key, who played Bogrod, born.
- 28 September: Kiran Shah, who played a Goblin, born.
Notes and references
|20th century : 1950s|
|1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959|