1980 was the beginning of the eighth decade in the twentieth century. A number of events happened in this year:

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry’s birthday is 31 July; seven days prior to that, Harry was given Dudley’s second bedroom, on 24 July (count the days back from Harry’s birthday, they’re given in the book). The cine-camera Dudley got for his birthday was described as being a month old – therefore, he was given it on his birthday, 24 June.
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Four - The Keeper of the Keys)