Events that occurred on 7 January.
 On Earth
- 1913 - Voice actor Francis de Wolff is born.
- 1937 - At the request of his father, young Rayner Unwin writes a book report on Farmer Giles of Ham.
- 1948 - Voice actor Jarion Monroe is born.
- 1966 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 283.
- 1966 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Roger Shaw.
- 1970 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to his grandson Michael George Tolkien.
- 2004 - Dutch translator Willy Wielek-Berg dies.