- 1 - Frank Duncan, who would play Torhthelm in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son (radio play) and Legolas and Halbarad in The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series), is born.
- 13 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 6.
- 4 - Actor Peter Vaughan is born.
- 26 - J.R.R. Tolkien's review "Holy Maidenhood" is published in The Times Literary Supplement.
- ? - The collection A Northern Venture, which includes "Enigmata Saxonica Nuper Inventa Duo" by J.R.R. Tolkien, is published.
- 9 - John Stephenson, who would voice Dori, the Great Goblin and Bard the Bowman in the animated version of The Hobbit, is born.
- 17 - J.R.R. Tolkien receives an increase in salary from £600 p.a. to £700 p.a.
- 23 - Bulletin of the Modern Humanities Research Association, number 20, containing an obituary written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is published.
- (Spring) - The Microcosm, Vol.8 No.1, including the poem "The City of the Gods" by J.R.R. Tolkien, is published.
- (Autumn) - Tolkien publishes the poem The Cat and the Fiddle.
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