"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the seventh and final volume of the Harry Potter series, is released worldwide.
- China Daily
- New Delhi Television Limited
- Reuters via Malaysia Star
- "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling announces the release date for her book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the final installment in the "Potter" series to be 21 July 2007.
- Warner Bros. axes the 3D version of the next Harry Potter film.
- Original handwritten Harry Potter manuscripts are to be displayed at Scotland's Wigtown festival.
- "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling resigns as patron of Scotland's Multiple Sclerosis Society.
- J.K. Rowling has revealed that Dumbledore of the Harry Potter books is homosexual.
- Author J.K. Rowling announces that the sixth book in her Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", will be published on 16 July 2005. The share price of her British publisher, Bloomsbury, rises 7.5% on the news.
- Harry Potter. The director for the third Harry Potter film has been announced as Mexican-born Alfonso Cuarn. Cuarn will start directing "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" next year.
- The first Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", is released, grossing US $975.8 million in first week, becoming the second highest grossing film around the world, behind "Titanic".