It's Harry Potter's 39th birthday! Celebrate with curious facts about the series
The well-loved character was born on July 31, 1980
© Getty Images/BrunoPress
CELEBRITY Harry potter
Both the books and films have become a cultural sensation, still pervasive around the world despite the fact that it's been more than 20 years since the first 'Harry Potter' book was released. Since then, there have been eight films which have generated billions in revenue, attracting a loyal legion of fans, as well as its own theme park and attractions.
In celebration of our favorite wizard's birthday on July 31, check out some surprising and unexpected facts about 'Harry Potter.'
MOVIES Then and now