Events that occurred on 5 November.
 On Earth
- 1918 - Actor Alan Tilvern is born.
- 1956 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Mr Britten.
- 2003 - "The Return of the King", the seventh set in The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, is released.
- 2003 - The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare is published.
- 2015 - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles: The Art of War is published.