The following events occurred in the year 1972:
- Muggles Who Notice by Blenheim Stalk is published.Template:Fact
- James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew discover that Remus Lupin was a werewolf, yet refuse to ostracise him.Template:Fact
- The Slytherin Quidditch team was captained by Emma Vanity.
- The Chudley Cannons change their motto to "Let's all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best," replacing the more audacious "We shall conquer!"Template:Fact
Individuals that started Hogwarts
- 12 December: Charlie Weasley to Arthur and Molly Weasley.Template:Fact
- Donaghan Tremlett to Mr. and Mrs. Tremlett.Template:Fact