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
- 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
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