Events that occurred on 6 August.
 On Earth
- 1965 - Linguist Carl F. Hostetter is born.
- 1966 - Glasgow Herald (6 August 1966), including an interview with J.R.R. Tolkien by Daphne Castell, is published.
- 1969 - Voice actor Chris Edgerly is born.
- 1990 - Mythcon 21 at California State University in Long Beach.
- 1994 - Mythcon 25 at American University, Washington, D.C.
- 1995 - Mythcon 26 in Berkeley, California.
- 2001 - Mythcon 32 in Berkeley, California.
- 2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is released on DVD and VHS.
- 2005 - Omentielva Minya - 1st International Conference on Tolkien's Invented Languages in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 2006 - Mythcon 37 at University of Oklahoma, Norman.
- 2007 - Mythcon 38 in Berkeley, California.
- 2009 - Omentielva Nelya - 3rd International Conference on Tolkien's Invented Languages in Whitehaven, England.