The following events occurred in the year 1987:
- 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
- Sam Creed, a British actor who portrayed a Death Eater in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is born on 11 January.
- Jade Olivia, who portrayed Astoria Greengrass is born 24 April
- Josh Herdman, who portrayed Gregory Goyle is born 9 September
- Tom Felton, who portrayed Draco Malfoy, is born on 22 September
- Freddie Stroma, who played Cormac McLaggen is born on 8 January
- Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown is born on 5 May
- Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang is born 8 August
- 1987 on Wikipedia
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