Events that occurred on 1 November.
 On Earth
- 1897 - Novelist, poet and letter-receiver Naomi Mitchison is born.
- 1922 - Actor John Westbrook is born.
- 1963 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 250.
- 1964 - Actor Daran Norris is born.
- 1966 - J.R.R. Tolkien conducts an interview with Richard Plotz.
- 1970 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 317.
- 1971 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 330.
- 1972 - J.R.R. Tolkien's desk is sold at Sotheby's.
- 1975 - Cartoonist Lise Myhre is born.
- 1979 - Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien is first published in the UK.
- 1990 – Tolklang is founded by Julian C. Bradfield.
- 1999 - George Allen and Unwin: A Remembrancer is published.
- 2008 - The Tolkien Name in History is published.
- 2010 - Mereth Aderthad XVI, or "EstelCon" of the Spanish Tolkien Society in Valenica, Spain.
- 2011 - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is released in North America.
- 2012 - The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany is published.