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The following events occurred in the 1960s:

The 1960s, like the 1950s before it, was a time of peace in the wizarding world, Gellert Grindelwald having long been defeated by this point; however, because of this peace, no one in the wizarding world was prepared for Lord Voldemort's new war. The Marauders, the Evans sisters and Severus Snape were all born around 1960.

This would be the decade when Molly Prewett, Arthur Weasley, the Black sisters, Ted Tonks and possibly Gideon and Fabian Prewett all attended Hogwarts, roughly between the years 1960 and 1973.

Minerva McGonagall likely became Head of Gryffindor House between 1955 and 1961, and Hagrid's predecessor, Ogg, was Gamekeeper for Hogwarts until at least 1968.





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Jo rowling

J. K. Rowling is born.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Quidditch Through the Ages
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  3. Molly was born on 30 October 1949, and Arthur was born on 6th February 1950, making them both elegible for Sorting on 1 September, 1961. As well as this, Molly says that the Fat Lady once scolded her for staying out so late, meaning that she was in Gryffindor.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 14 -(Percy and Padfoot) - "Sturgis Podmore, 38, of number two, Laburnum Gardens, Clapham, has appeared in front of the Wizengamot charged with trespass and attempted robbery at the Ministry of Magic on 31st August."
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Name appears on trophy)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Famous Wizard Card
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter 16, "Godric's Hollow")
  11. I can't find the exact JKR quote where she said his birthday was January 6, but it is widely accepted that she has said that (if anyone could find the quote that would be great)
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  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Black Family Tree drawn by JKR for charity
  14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter 4, "Horace Slughorn"). Slughorn mentions that Cresswell was in the year after Harry's mother Lily at Hogwarts. Chapter 16 of Deathly Hallows establishes that Lily was born in January of 1960, meaning she began her first year in September of 1971; thus Cresswell began in September of 1972, meaning he had to have turned 11 by that time, putting his date of birth sometime before 1 September in 1961.
  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 30 - (The Pensieve) - Barty Crouch Jr.'s trial takes place shortly after the fall of Lord Voldemort in 1981; Chapter 27 - (Padfoot Returns) "'I saw the dementors bringing him in, watched through the bars in my cell door. [Barty Crouch Jr.] can't have been more than nineteen...'"; Therefore Barty Crouch Jr. was born in 1962

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