26 June is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years). There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: Ron Weasley attempts to telephone Harry Potter, but fails to understand the concept and instead shouts deafeningly into the receiver.
- 1995: Cedric Diggory's memorial service takes place at Hogwarts.
Behind the scenes
- 1982: Tolga Safer, the actor who portrayed Igor Karkaroff's aide in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is born.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released in the UK.