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The following events occurred in the 1950s:




Bellatrix Lestrange.


  1. 1952: Sirius Black II[14]
  2. 1953: Justus Pilliwickle[citation needed]
  3. 1955: Druella Rosier[citation needed]
  4. c. 1957: Armando Dippet[9]
  5. 1957: Norvel Twonk[citation needed]
  6. 1959: Arcturus Black II[citation needed]
  7. 1959: Regulus Black I[citation needed]
  8. 1959: Wilhelmina Tuft[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Quidditch Through the Ages (real)
  3. 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)."
  4. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  5. Pottermore
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 We know that Professor Dippet has to have died in office as Headmaster, since according to J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 August, 2004) source) that's the only way he'd get his portrait hung in the headmaster's office. Voldemort's timeline laid out in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince implies that Dumbledore suceeded Dippet in around 1957 (Riddle congratulates him on it when asking for the DADA job — this was ten years after killing Hepzibah Smith, which was itself just a short period after he left Hogwarts in 1945); from this follows that Dippet died then. As well as this, while in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix we learn that McGonagall joined the faculty in December 1956, Pottermore clarifies that she was offered "a job in the Transfiguration department, under Head of Department, Albus Dumbledore", implying that he was not yet Headmaster at that time and that Dippet was still alive.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  11. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"
  12. J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18, "Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, 43, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations..."; Goblet of Fire takes place in 1994, which makes Rita's birth year 1951, unless, of course, she is lying about her age.
  14. Black family tree
  15. Internet Movie Database biography page
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