5 August is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years). There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1992: The Weasley family and Harry Potter go to Diagon Alley to purchase school supplies, meeting up with Hermione. Harry accidentally ends up in Knockturn Alley when using Floo powder.
- 1992: Gilderoy Lockhart is at Flourish and Blotts signing copies of his latest book, Magical Me.
- 1995: The Advance Guard and Rear Guard is formed.