May 26 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
- Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, was born on this day in 1966.