Well, I Was Wrong About That: Harry Potter Release Date Set
I'm so disappointed they couldn't do 7/7/7. But July 21st is good, too.
Facts about July 21:
21 is 7x3, so I guess we've still got the "7" in there somewhere.
This is a week after the opening of the film. So to all who said they'd never open them close together, bah. Also "bah" to Hollywood for having to release the movie first. I go to the movies out of a sense of completeness. But I'm a book girl all the way.
As far as not choosing 7/7/7 because of the London bombings, there were also bombings on 7/21, so I guess that theory is out.
7/21 is the date of Neil Armstrong's moon landing. There are those out there who would say that was the first great moment in fiction for this day in history. They'd be freaky wrong, but the Harry Potter crowd is notorious for harbouring freaky-wrong people. (See Harry/Hermione shippers.)