- 12 - Actress Annette Crosbie is born.
- 13 - J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" is published in The Oxford Magazine.
- 17 - Actor Barry Humphries is born.
- 25 - J.R.R. Tolkien's poem Firiel is published within The Chronicle of the Convents of the Sacred Heart (Volume IV).
- 20 - Artist Heinz Edelmann is born.
- ? - The second half of J.R.R. Tolkien's essay "Sigelwara Land" is published in Medium Aevum.
- 23 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to G.H. Cowling.
- 24 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- ? - J.R.R. Tolkien receives the two-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
- ? - J.R.R. Tolkien's "Chaucer as a Philologist" is published in Transactions of the Philological Society.
- ? - Artist Maret Kernumees is born.
- ? - Arne Zettersten, colleague and friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, is born.
- ? - Artist Cor Blok is born.
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