The following events occurred in the year 1987:
- Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup
- Slytherin wins the House Cup
- Percy Weasley and Oliver Wood begin attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Both are sorted into Gryffindor.
- Ginny Weasley turns six years old in August and presumably starts to take each of her brothers Broomsticks out in turn and ride them secretly.
- Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles by Wilhelm Wigworthy, is published by Little Red Books.
Individuals that started Hogwarts
Behind the scenes
- 8 January: Freddie Stroma, who played Cormac McLaggen, is born.
- 11 January: Sam Creed, a British actor who portrayed a Death Eater in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is born.
- 3 February: Sam Parham, who played a Snatcher, born.
- 18 April: Jo Osmond, who played a Goblin, born.
- 24 April: Jade Olivia, who portrayed Astoria Greengrass ,is born.
- 5 May: Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown, is born.
- 8 August: Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang, is born.
- 9 September: Josh Herdman, who portrayed Gregory Goyle, is born.
- 16 August: Elliot Francis, who played a Slug Club member and Slytherin Senior, born.
- 22 September: Tom Felton, who portrayed Draco Malfoy, is born.
- 12 October: Cole Armitage, who played a Snatcher, born.
- 16 November: Ryan Butcher, who played a Gryffindor student, born.
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady) which takes place in the 1993-1994 schoool year, states Gryffindor "haven't won for seven years now". This makes the last time they won in the 1986-1987 school year
- ↑ According to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces), Slytherin would have won the House Cup for "the seventh year in a row". It was stated in the 1991-1992 school year, meaning they had won it every year since the 1985-1986 school year
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 1 (Owl Post) states "Percy, who was in his seventh and final year at Hogwarts" while Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady) states Oliver was "a burly seventeen-year-old, now in his seventh and final year at Hogwarts"
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen) "She’s been breaking into your broom shed in the garden since the age of six and taking each of your brooms out in turn when you weren’t looking"
- ↑ Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
- ↑ Penelope was the girlfriend of Percy, and was made Prefect the same year he was in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14 (Cornelius Fudge). She left at the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with Percy and never appeared again. Penelope therefore left at the end of the 1993-1994 school year
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas) which takes place in August 1997 - "Gabrielle was Fleur in miniature; eleven years old, with waist-length hair of pure, silvery blonde"
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages
- ↑ Sam Parham Profile
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