April 28, 2005 – It is announced that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince audio edition is to be released on August 25, 2005 in the United Kingdom. The American edition is set to be released in the United States and Canada on July 16, 2005.
Harry visits the prefects' bathroom with the golden egg and solves the clue
Fri, Jan 22
Sir John Hurt's birthday (RIP)
“I know what you are known as. But to me, I’m afraid, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges’ youthful beginnings.”
March 30, 2005 – Half-Blood Prince promotional stand was released, revealing new artwork by Mary GrandPré.
Did You Know
When Arthur Weasley takes Harry Potter to the Ministry of Magic, they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. The letters underneath those numbers on a standard mobile phone spell out the word “magic.”