The following events occurred in 1959:
- Minister for Magic Wilhelmina Tuft dies in office after eating Alihotsy-flavoured fudge (which she was allergic to). She is succeeded by her son, Ignatius Tuft, who gains election based on his mother's popularity.
- Lyall Lupin and Hope Howell celebrate their wedding.
Behind the scenes
- 15 April: Actress Emma Thompson, who played Sybill Trelawney, is born.
- 22 August: Actor Mark Williams, who played Arthur Weasley, is born.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Pottermore
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin" at Pottermore
- ↑ In the F.A.Q. section of J. K. Rowling's Official Site, she stated that Sirius was "around twenty-two" when he was imprisoned in Azkaban. Given that he was imprisoned shortly after 31 October 1981 and attended Hogwarts from 1971 to 1978, Sirius would have been born between 1 September 1959 and December 1959.
- ↑ Wizard of the Month
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film), the Black family tapestry wrote that Arcturus and Regulus died in 1959.
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