- 1 – E.V. Gordon replaces J.R.R. Tolkien in the Chair of English Language at the University of Leeds.
- 29 - Leonard Fenton, who would voice the Elvenking in the radio play of The Hobbit and Daddy Twofoot in The Lord of the Rings, is born.
- 7 - Don Messick, who would voice Balin and the Lord of the Eagles in The Hobbit (1977 film), is born.
- ? - The Coalbiters is formed, a faculty club who read Old Norse.
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