Events that occurred on 29 November.
 On Earth
- 1898 - Author C.S. Lewis is born.
- 1937 - Jared Lobdell is born.
- 1916 - G.B. Smith is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
- 1943 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 52.
- 1944 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes letter 91.
- 1955 - The third episode of 1955 radio series of The Fellowship of the Ring airs on the BBC Third Programme.
- 1971 – Edith Tolkien dies after a short but severe illness attributed to an inflamed gall-bladder.
- 1971 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 331.
- 2001 - Quest for the Ring airs on FOX TV.
- 2002 - Actor John Justin dies.