The following events occurred in 1940:
- The Tinderblast broomstick released by Black Forest company Ellerby and Spudmore.
- Winky Crockett captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.
Behind the scenes
- 19 October: Michael Gambon who plays Professor Albus Dumbledore was born.
- 22 January: John Hurt, who played Garrick Ollivander, born.
- 11 March: Derek Deadman, who played Tom, born.
Notes and references
- "JKRowling.com Archives: Birthdays" from Mugglenet
- In Chamber of Secrets, the date of that particular school year is firmly established as being 1992-1993. It is also said that Hagrid was expelled 50 years prior to this (1943), during his third year at Hogwarts. A third year student is 13-14 years old. Along with Jo's confirmation Hagrid was born on December 6, Hagrid's year of birth can only be 1928. He would have turned eleven on December 6 1939 and therefore have started Hogwarts the following September, 1940.
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
- Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
- Wizard of the Month
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