- ? - Michael George Tolkien, grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, is born.
- 29 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to J.L.N. O'Loughlin.
- 10 - Bo Hansson, who will become famous for his music inspired by The Lord of the Rings, is born.
- 20 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 48.
- ? - Christopher Tolkien joins the Royal Air Force.
- 3 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Leila Keene and Pat Kirke.
- 16 - Actress Sharon Baird is born.
- 20 - Actor Sylvester McCoy is born.
- 25 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 50.
- 27 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 51.
- ? - Writer J.E.A. Tyler is born.
- 9 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 53.
- 25 - Father Christmas writes his last letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- 31 - Actor Victor Raider-Wexler is born.
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