- ? - Amon Hen 43 is published.
- 11 - The Return of the King (1980 film) is released on VHS in the United States.
- 29 - Poems and Stories is published.
- 29 - Actor Adam Brown is born.
- ? - Amon Hen 44 is published.
- ? - Ralph Bakshi wins the Golden Gryphon for The Lord of the Rings.
- ? - Quettar is founded.
- ? - Nevill Coghill, Inkling, dies.
- ? - The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth is published.
- ? - A Reader's Guide to The Silmarillion is published.
- ? - The Lord of the Rings Film Calendar 1980 is released.
- ? - The J.R.R. Tolkien Desk Calendar 1980 is released.
- ? - The 1980 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar is released.
- ? - The Lord of the Rings Souvenir booklet commemorating twenty five years of its publication is published.
- ? - Mallorn 14 is published.
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