27 July is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years). There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1991: Twelve Hogwarts letters arrive at 4 Privet Drive. Vernon Dursley boards up every crack around every door and window.
- 1997: A battle occurs between the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix over Little Whinging. Alastor Moody and Hedwig are killed. George Weasley is severely injured due to the loss of his ear. Harry Potter loses his Firebolt during the battle.
Behind the scenes
- 1947: Rade Šerbedžija, the actor to portray Gregorovich in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is born.
- 1993: J. K. Rowling's daughter, Jessica Rowling Arantes, is born in Portugal.