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* '''[[2 May|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 302]].
 
* '''[[2 May|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 302]].
 
* '''[[6 May|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 303]].
 
* '''[[6 May|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 303]].
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn May 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''?''' - Author [[Michael D.C. Drout]] is born.
 
* '''?''' - Author [[Michael D.C. Drout]] is born.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Tolkien Relation]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Tolkien Relation]]'' is published.
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==June==
 
==June==
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 304]].
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 304]].
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* '''[[17 June|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] falls down the stairs of [[76 Sandfield Road]] and breaks his leg.
 
* '''[[26 June|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 305]].
 
* '''[[26 June|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 305]].
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==July==
 
==July==
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* '''Mid-July''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] move from [[76 Sandfield Road]] to [[Woodridings|Poole]], near [[Bournemouth]].
 
* '''[[24 July|24]]''' - Artist [[Colleen Doran]] is born.
 
* '''[[24 July|24]]''' - Artist [[Colleen Doran]] is born.
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==August==
 
==August==
* '''[[28 August|28]]''' - [[Billy Boyd]], who would play [[Peregrin Took]] in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]], is born.
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* '''[[28 August|28]]''' - [[Billy Boyd]], who would play [[Peregrin Took]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]'', is born.
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|a letter to Ingrid Pridgeon]].
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|a letter to Ingrid Pridgeon]].
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==September==
 
==September==
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* '''[[4 September|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 4 September 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes a [[Billy Callahan 29 September 1968|letter to Billy Callahan]].
 
* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes a [[Billy Callahan 29 September 1968|letter to Billy Callahan]].
 
* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - ''[[An Unexpected Party (episode)|An Unexpected Party]]'', the first episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - ''[[An Unexpected Party (episode)|An Unexpected Party]]'', the first episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[6 October|6]]''' - ''[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]'', the second episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[6 October|6]]''' - ''[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]'', the second episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[9 October|9]]''' - Video game writer [[František Fuka]] is born.
 
* '''[[9 October|9]]''' - Video game writer [[František Fuka]] is born.
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* '''[[10 October|10]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 10 October 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''[[13 October|13]]''' - ''[[Riddles in the Dark (episode)|Riddles in the Dark]]'', the third episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[13 October|13]]''' - ''[[Riddles in the Dark (episode)|Riddles in the Dark]]'', the third episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[16 October|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|a letter to Niall Hoskin]].
 
* '''[[16 October|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|a letter to Niall Hoskin]].
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==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''[[3 November|3]]''' - ''[[A Warm Welcome (episode)|A Warm Welcome]]'', the sixth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[3 November|3]]''' - ''[[A Warm Welcome (episode)|A Warm Welcome]]'', the sixth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[4 November|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 4 November 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''[[10 November|10]]''' - ''[[The Gathering of the Clouds (episode)|The Gathering of the Clouds]]'', the seventh episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[10 November|10]]''' - ''[[The Gathering of the Clouds (episode)|The Gathering of the Clouds]]'', the seventh episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[14 November|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 307]].
 
* '''[[14 November|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 307]].
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* '''Late Summer''' - [[Tolkien Journal (Vol.3, No.3)|''Tolkien Journal'' (Vol.3, No.3)]] is published.
 
* '''Late Summer''' - [[Tolkien Journal (Vol.3, No.3)|''Tolkien Journal'' (Vol.3, No.3)]] is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Road Goes Ever On (book)|The Road Goes Ever On]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Road Goes Ever On (book)|The Road Goes Ever On]]'' is published.
* '''?''' - The Tolkiens move to [[Woodridings|Poole]], near [[Bournemouth]].
 
 
* '''?''' - After the death of his [[Stanley Unwin|father]], [[Rayner Unwin]] becomes chairman of [[Allen and Unwin]].
 
* '''?''' - After the death of his [[Stanley Unwin|father]], [[Rayner Unwin]] becomes chairman of [[Allen and Unwin]].
 
* '''?''' - [[The Tolkien Society of Sweden]], the first European [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]], is founded.
 
* '''?''' - [[The Tolkien Society of Sweden]], the first European [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]], is founded.

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