J.K. Rowling has told us that Harry’s birthday is July 31, which happens to be her birthday, too. But what year was Harry born?
Near the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone it says that “tomorrow, Tuesday, was Harry’s eleventh birthday.” July 31 doesn’t fall on a Tuesday very often. Most readers of that first book assumed that, because it was published in 1997, Harry attended Hogwarts during the 1990s. In 1990, July 31 fell on a Tuesday. This would mean that Harry was born in 1979 and would turn 27 in 2006.
But wait—this theory is contradicted by evidence in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which Harry helped celebrate Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday anniversary on October 31, 1992. Harry was 12 at that time. So this would mean that Harry was born in 1980, and that he would turn 26 in 2006.
JKR better be working on that last book NOW! Arggg! No more kids for you, Mrs. Rowling! You spend too much time on family stuff and too little time writing!!! You selfish bitch LOL.
BTW, who else thinks Harry would make a great guy for Anne Shirley? :P
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