The following events occurred in the year 1970:
- The First Wizarding War against Lord Voldemort and his followers the Death Eaters officially begins.
- The Whomping Willow is planted and the Shrieking Shack is built to accommodate Remus Lupin's lycantrophy.Template:Fact
- 1970: Myron WagtailTemplate:Fact
- 29 November: Bill Weasley to Arthur and Molly WeasleyTemplate:Fact
- Eldred WorpleTemplate:Fact
Behind the scenes
- Rupert Degas, a British actor who provided the voice of Lord Voldemort and Rubeus Hagrid in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is born on 17th August.Template:Fact