1 August is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years). There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1992: Vernon Dursley hires a man to put bars on Harry Potter's bedroom at 4 Privet Drive, because of the incidents the evening before (Vernon puts on the bars in the film).
- 1997: Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour marry at the Burrow. The Ministry of Magic is taken over by Death Eaters. Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour is killed and Imperius Cursed Pius Thicknesse is installed in his place as a puppet of Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley are attacked on Tottenham Court Road by Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle, but manage to escape to 12 Grimmauld Place. A football match takes place between City football club and another team.