24 May is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years). There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: Harry Potter and Ron Weasley "follow the spiders" into the Forbidden Forest, and meet Aragog.
- 1995: Bartemius Crouch Sr. is murdered by his son, Barty Crouch Jr., transfigured into a bone, and buried in Rubeus Hagrid's garden.
Behind the scenes
- 1949: Jim Broadbent, the actor who portrays Horace Slughorn, is born.
- 2008: Robert Knox, who plays Marcus Belby, is tragically stabbed to death in a barfight while protecting his brother.