5 January is the 5th day of the year. There are 360 days until the end of the year (361 in leap years).
- 1992: The Hogwarts Express returns to Hogsmeade Station bringing back the students who went home for Christmas.
- 1994: 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 the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is born.