Harry and Rowling have the same birthday
The two characters extinguish candles on the same day (July 31). J.K Rowling was born in 1965 in Bristol, England, while Potter was born in 1980 in West Country, England. Harry will be 37 this year, while Rowling will be 52. Sources say they are both Leos, and although Rowling claims to have made history with Harry as the main character, she binds to him until the date of birth. Despite all the history surrounding the young wizard, Rowling admits that Potter is not his favorite character.