To celebrate the birthdays of Harry Potter and JK Rowling on July 31st, here are some buried-deep facts of things that took place at the year and day of their birth!
Harry Potter - July 31st 1980
- The number 1 song in the U.S. charts on his birthday was "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John. "Use It Up and Wear It Out" by Odyssey was #1 in the U.K.
- Caddyshack was the reigning movie at the box office the week of July 27th.
Events that took place on this day: Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36, U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
JK Rowling - July 31st 1965
- "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones was the #1 song on the charts on this day. In the UK, Mr. Tambourine Man by Bryds was the #1 song in the U.K.
- The Sound of Music was the #1 movie in the U.S. at the box office during the week of July 25st. It was also the top grossing movie of the year and won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- Events that took place: Cigarette Ads were banned on British TV