The following events occurred in 1968:
- Nobby Leach resigns from the office of Minister for Magic, following a mysterious ilness (conspiracy theories abound; Abraxas Malfoy is believed to have led the shady plot to have him leave the post prematurely). Eugenia Jenkins becomes the new Minister.
- Hamish MacFarlan becomes Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports.
- Sturgis Podmore starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Arthur Weasley leaves Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Molly Prewett