The following events occurred in the year 1985:
- Slytherin wins the Quidditch Cup but not the House Cup.
- Fred and George Weasley are punished by Arthur Weasley for almost forcing Ron to make the Unbreakable Vow.
- Harry Potter starts at St. Grogory's Primary School, at the age of five with his cousin Dudley Dursley.
- Malum Black starts at Bitham Brook Primary School with his cousin, Draco Malfoy.
- Comic Relief U.K. is founded.