The following events occurred in the 1960s:
The 1960s, like the 1950s before it, was a time of peace in the wizarding world, Grindleward 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 Prewitt, Arthur Weasley, the Black sisters, Ted Tonks and possibly Gideon and Fabian Prewitt 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.
- Magnus "Dent-Head" Macdonald spearheads a campaign to reintroduce Creaothceann. The Ministry of Magic refuses to lift the ban.
- Jody Jacknife is made head of Slytherin Quidditch team
- 1961: Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett start their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and are Sorted into Gryffindor.
- c. 1962: Bellatrix Lestrange née Black and Rita Skeeter start their first year at Hogwarts.
- 1963: The Philosophy of the Mundane: Why the Muggles Prefer Not to Know by Professor Mordicus Egg, is published by Dust & Mildew.
- c. 1964 or 1965: Andromeda Tonks née Black starts her first year at Hogwarts.
- 1965: The Ban on Experimental Breeding is enacted.
- 1965 or 1966: Lucius Malfoy starts his first year at Hogwarts and is Sorted into Slytherin.
- c. 1966: Narcissa Malfoy née Black starts her first year at Hogwarts and is also Sorted into Slytherin.
- 1967: The Nimbus Racing Broom Company is formed.
- 1968: Sturgis Podmore starts his first year at Hogwarts. Arthur and Molly Weasley graduate. Hamish MacFarlan becomes Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports.
- Rubeus Hagrid gains his job as Gamekeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- c. 1960: Peter Pettigrew
- 1960: Greta Catchlove
- 9 January, 1960: Severus Snape to Tobias Snape and Eileen Prince.
- 30 January, 1960: Lily Evans to Mr. and Mrs. Evans.
- 10 March, 1960: Remus Lupin to Mr. and Mrs. Lupin.
- 27 March, 1960: James Potter to Mr. and Mrs. Potter.
- 1961: Regulus Black to Orion and Walburga Black.
- c. 1961: Dirk Cresswell
- 1962: Bartemius Crouch Jr. to Bartemius Crouch Sr. and his wife.
- 1964: Glenda Chittock
- 1964: Lorcan d'Eath
- 1968: Gwenog Jones
- 1968: Dunbar Oglethorpe
- 1960s: Davey Gudgeon
- 1962: Belvina Black
- 1965: Lycoris Black
- 1966: Sacharissa Tugwood
Behind the scenes
- 22 December, 1962: Ralph Fiennes is born.
- 1962: Hanna Lützen is born.
- 31 July, 1965: J. K. Rowling is born.
- 26 May, 1966: Helena Bonham Carter is born.
- 25 November, 1966: Simon Grover is born.
- ↑ Arthur was born on the 6th February 1950, making him easily eligible for the 1961 year gap. As well as this, Molly says that the Fat Lady once scolded her for staying out so late, meaning that she was in Gryffindor.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter 16, "Godric's Hollow")
- ↑ Mugglenet - Birthday archive: Remus Lupin
- ↑ 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.
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