1 January is the 1st day of the year, and is thus also known as New Year's Day. There are 364 days remaining (365 in leap years) until the end of the year.
Behind the scenes
- 1948: Pam Ferris, the actress who played Aunt Marge, is born.
- 1969: Verne Troyer is born. He was the actor who portrayed Griphook (though he didn't voice him), the goblin who shows Rubeus Hagrid and Harry Potter around inside Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
- 1978: Daisy Haggard, who provided the voice for the lift to the Ministry of Magic in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is born.