- 7 - The Inklings have dinner at C.S. Lewis' house, in the company of Dr. Firor of John Hopkins University. The evening was described by Tolkien as "like a glimpse of old times: quiet and rational (since Hugo was not asked)."
- 10 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 132.
- 7 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to George and Moira Sayer.
- 10 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Moira Sayer.
- 29 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 134.
- 30 - Translator Helmut W. Pesch is born.
- Late - J.R.R. Tolkien visits George Sayer. Sayer makes an audio recording of Tolkien singing and reading excerpts from his works (e.g., Namárië).
- 17 - J.R.R. Tolkien is appointed supervisor of T.P. Dunning's thesis.
- 24 - Tolkien writes letter 135.
- ? - Artist Stephen Raw, who would be commissioned to redraw the maps for the revised 1994 edition of The Lord of the Rings, is born.
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