The following events took place in the year 1954:
- Seventh-year Minerva McGonagall has a nasty fall during the Gryffindor versus Slytherin match, which would decide the Quidditch Cup winner, which leaves her with a concussion, several broken ribs, and a lifelong desire to see Slytherin crushed on the Quidditch pitch.
- Minerva McGonagall graduates from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with top marks on her N.E.W.T.s. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to Muggle Dougal McGregor, but later turns him down and departs for London to start working for the Ministry of Magic under Elphinstone Urquart.
- The Muggle magazine My Teeth is established.