The following events occurred in 1962:
- Minister for Magic Ignatius Tuft is ousted from office. Nobby Leach succeeds him, becoming the first-ever Muggle-born Minister for Magic.
- Bellatrix Lestrange née Black starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Behind the scenes
- Danish translator Hanna Lützen is born.
- 20 January: Actress Sophie Thompson is born.
- 30 June: Predrag Bjelac, who played Igor Karkaroff, born.
- 22 December: Actor Ralph Fiennes is born.
Notes and references
- ↑ Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Black Family Tree drawn by JKR for charity