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==January==
 
==January==
 
* '''[[8 January|8]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] reads over ''[[The New Shadow]]'' and most likely starts typing a final typescript.
 
* '''[[8 January|8]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] reads over ''[[The New Shadow]]'' and most likely starts typing a final typescript.
* '''[[January 29|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes a [[Humphrey Carpenter 29 January 1968|a letter to Humphrey Carpenter]].
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* '''[[29 January|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Ken Jackson 29 January 1968|a letter to Ken Jackson]].  
 
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==February==
 
==February==
 
* '''[[5 February|5]]-[[9 February|9]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is filmed for the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.
 
* '''[[5 February|5]]-[[9 February|9]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is filmed for the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.
* '''[[February 20|20]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 300]].
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* '''[[20 February|20]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 300]].
* '''[[February 29|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 301]].
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* '''[[29 February|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 301]].
 
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==March==
 
==March==
* '''[[March 20|20]]''' - Actor and stuntman [[Lawrence Makoare]] is born.
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* '''[[17 March|17]]''' - Author [[Nataša Tučev]] is born.
* '''[[March 21|21]]''' - Actor [[Greg Ellis]] is born.
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* '''[[20 March|20]]''' - Actor and stuntman [[Lawrence Makoare]] is born.
* '''[[March 22|22]]''' - ''The Daily Telegraph'' publishes an interview of Charlotte and Denis Plimmer with [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], in the article "[[The Man Who Understands Hobbits]]".
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* '''[[21 March|21]]''' - Actor [[Greg Ellis]] is born.
* '''[[March 25|25]]''' - [[Michael Reisz]] , who would voice [[Legolas]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', is born.
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* '''[[22 March|22]]''' - ''The Daily Telegraph'' publishes an interview of Charlotte and Denis Plimmer with [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], in the article "[[The Man Who Understands Hobbits]]".
* '''[[March 30|30]]''' – The documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]'' is aired on the [[BBC]].
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* '''[[25 March|25]]''' - [[Michael Reisz]] , who would voice [[Legolas]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', is born.
 
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* '''[[30 March|30]]''' – The documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]'' is aired on the [[BBC]].
 
==May==
 
==May==
 
* '''[[2 May|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 302]].
 
* '''[[2 May|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 302]].
 
* '''[[6 May|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 303]].
 
* '''[[6 May|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 303]].
* '''?''' - Author [[Michael Drout]] is born.
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn May 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
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* '''?''' - Author [[Michael D.C. Drout]] is born.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Tolkien Relation]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Tolkien Relation]]'' is published.
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==June==
 
==June==
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 304]].
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 304]].
* '''[[June 26|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 305]].
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* '''[[17 June|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] falls down the stairs of [[76 Sandfield Road]] and breaks his leg.
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* '''[[26 June|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 305]].
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
* '''[[July 24|24]]''' - Artist [[Colleen Doran]] is born.
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* '''Mid-July''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] move from [[76 Sandfield Road]] to [[Woodridings|Poole]], near [[Bournemouth]].
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* '''[[24 July|24]]''' - Artist [[Colleen Doran]] is born.
  
 
==August==
 
==August==
* '''[[August 28|28]]''' - [[Billy Boyd]], who would play [[Peregrin Took]] in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]], is born.
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* '''[[28 August|28]]''' - [[Billy Boyd]], who would play [[Peregrin Took]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]], is born.
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|a letter to Ingrid Pridgeon]].
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|a letter to Ingrid Pridgeon]].
  
 
==September==
 
==September==
* '''[[September 29|29]]''' - ''[[An Unexpected Party (episode)|An Unexpected Party]]'', the first episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[4 September|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 4 September 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
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* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes a [[Billy Callahan 29 September 1968|letter to Billy Callahan]].
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* '''[[29 September|29]]''' - ''[[An Unexpected Party (episode)|An Unexpected Party]]'', the first episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
==October==
 
==October==
 
* '''[[6 October|6]]''' - ''[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]'', the second episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[6 October|6]]''' - ''[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]'', the second episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[9 October|9]]''' - Video game writer [[František Fuka]] is born.
 
* '''[[9 October|9]]''' - Video game writer [[František Fuka]] is born.
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* '''[[10 October|10]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 10 October 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''[[13 October|13]]''' - ''[[Riddles in the Dark (episode)|Riddles in the Dark]]'', the third episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[13 October|13]]''' - ''[[Riddles in the Dark (episode)|Riddles in the Dark]]'', the third episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
* '''[[October 16|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|a letter to Niall Hoskin]].
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* '''[[16 October|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|a letter to Niall Hoskin]].
* '''[[October 20|20]]''' - ''[[Strange Lodgings]]'', the fourth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[20 October|20]]''' - ''[[Strange Lodgings]]'', the fourth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
* '''[[October 27|27]]''' - ''[[Barrels out of Bond (episode)|Barrels out of Bond]]'', the fifth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[27 October|27]]''' - ''[[Barrels out of Bond (episode)|Barrels out of Bond]]'', the fifth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
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==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''[[3 November|3]]''' - ''[[A Warm Welcome (episode)|A Warm Welcome]]'', the sixth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[3 November|3]]''' - ''[[A Warm Welcome (episode)|A Warm Welcome]]'', the sixth episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[4 November|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mary Fairburn 4 November 1968|a letter to Mary Fairburn]].
 
* '''[[10 November|10]]''' - ''[[The Gathering of the Clouds (episode)|The Gathering of the Clouds]]'', the seventh episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[10 November|10]]''' - ''[[The Gathering of the Clouds (episode)|The Gathering of the Clouds]]'', the seventh episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
* '''[[14 November|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 307]].
 
* '''[[14 November|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 307]].
* '''[[November 17|17]]''' - ''[[The Clouds Burst (episode)|The Clouds Burst]]'', the eighth and last episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[17 November|17]]''' - ''[[The Clouds Burst (episode)|The Clouds Burst]]'', the eighth and last episode of the [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|1968 radio series of ''The Hobbit]]'', is aired on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
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* '''?''' - The Tolkiens move to [[Woodridings|Poole]], near [[Bournemouth]].
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* '''Late Summer''' - [[Tolkien Journal (Vol.3, No.3)|''Tolkien Journal'' (Vol.3, No.3)]] is published.
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* '''?''' - ''[[The Road Goes Ever On (book)|The Road Goes Ever On]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - After the death of his [[Stanley Unwin|father]], [[Rayner Unwin]] becomes chairman of [[Allen and Unwin]].
 
* '''?''' - After the death of his [[Stanley Unwin|father]], [[Rayner Unwin]] becomes chairman of [[Allen and Unwin]].
 
* '''?''' - [[The Tolkien Society of Sweden]], the first European [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]], is founded.
 
* '''?''' - [[The Tolkien Society of Sweden]], the first European [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]], is founded.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Tolkien and the Critics|Tolkien and the Critics: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Tolkien and the Critics|Tolkien and the Critics: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings]]'' is published.
 
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"#1960|a letter to Mr David Masson]].
 
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Tolkien-related events that took place in 1968.

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