During a visit from the schools' groundskeeper, Hagrid, Harry discovered he was indeed a wizard. Life forever changed for Harry and millions of readers around the globe, as Harry's life was turned upside down. Known as The Boy Who Lived, Harry discovered fame in the wizarding world, and with that, the knowledge that he was the one who brought down the evil You-Know-Who.
"I can't be a wizard. I'm Harry - just Harry!"
On his train ride to Hogwarts meeting lifelong friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Harry took us on a wild decade adventure. Alongside the golden trio, through seven books, we loved, laughed, cried, and fought valiantly against the re-emergence of Voldemort and his followers.
In the film series, Harry Potter was portrayed by Actor Daniel Radcliffe (pictured above), whose career gained tremendous momentum. Following the film installments conclusion, Daniel has gone on to make other films such as The Woman in Black and continue his Broadway career.
On this day, July 31st 1980, our boy with the lightning scar was born - and so we toast, the boy who lived!
Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
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