26 May is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years). There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1992: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, and Draco Malfoy serve detention with Rubeus Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest. They spot a dead unicorn and Harry encounters Lord Voldemort for the first time since his infancy.
Behind the scenes
- 1996: Will Dunn, the actor who portrays James Sirius Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is born.
- 1966: Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, is born.