5 January is the 5th day of the year. There are 360 days until the end of the year (361 in leap years).
- 1994: Sometime in early January, Harry has his first lesson with Remus Lupin on the Patronus Charm.
Behind the scenes
- 1935: David Ryall the actor who portrays Elphias Doge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is born.
- 1974: The actress Daisy Bates, who portrayed a brunette lady in a moving painting in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film), is born.