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The following events occurred in the 1960s:

The 1960s, like the 1950s before it, was a time of peace in the wizarding world, Gellert Grindelwald having long been defeated by this point; however, because of this peace, no one in the wizarding world was prepared for Lord Voldemort's new war. The Marauders, the Evans sisters and Severus Snape were all born around 1960.

This would be the decade when Molly Prewett, Arthur Weasley, the Black sisters, Ted Tonks and possibly Gideon and Fabian Prewett all attended Hogwarts, roughly between the years 1960 and 1973.

Minerva McGonagall likely became Head of Gryffindor House between 1955 and 1961, and Hagrid's predecessor, Ogg, was Gamekeeper for Hogwarts until at least 1968.




Severus Snape


Behind the scenes[edit]

  1. 1962 - Danish translator Hanna Lützen is born.
  2. 22 December1962 - Actor Ralph Fiennes is born.
  3. 20 March, 1963 - Actor David Thewlis is born.
  4. 6 June, 1963 - Actor Jason Isaacs is born.
  5. 12 October, 1963 - Actor Dave Legeno is born.  
  6. 8 October1964 - Actor Ian Hart is born.
  7. 31 July1965 - J. K. Rowling is born.
  8. 26 May1966 - Actress Helena Bonham Carter is born.
  9. 25 November1966 - Actor Simon Grover is born.
  10. 19 May, 1967 - Actress Geraldine Somerville is born.
  11. 22 July 1967 - Actor Rhys Ifans is born
  12. 17 August1968 - Actress Helen McCrory is born.

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  2. Molly was born on 30 October 1949, and Arthur was born on 6th February 1950, making them both elegible for Sorting on 1 September, 1961. As well as this, Molly says that the Fat Lady once scolded her for staying out so late, meaning that she was in Gryffindor.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HPtE" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HPtE" defined multiple times with different content
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  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter 16, "Godric's Hollow")
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  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter 4, "Horace Slughorn"). Slughorn mentions that Cresswell was in the year after Harry's mother Lily at Hogwarts. Chapter 16 of Deathly Hallows establishes that Lily was born in January of 1960, meaning she began her first year in September of 1971; thus Cresswell began in September of 1972, meaning he had to have turned 11 by that time, putting his date of birth sometime before 1 September in 1961.
  9. https://www.pottermore.com/?returnPath=en/book2/chapter13/moment2/gilderoy-lockhart