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==January==
 
==January==
* '''2''' - In honour of his 80th birthday the following day, ''The Sunday Times'' runs an interview of William Cater with [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "The Lord of the Legends".  
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* '''[[2 January|2]]''' - In honour of his 80th birthday the following day, [[The Sunday Times Magazine (2 January 1972)|''The Sunday Times Magazine'']] runs an interview of [[William Cater]] with [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "The Lord of the Legends".  
* '''3''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] celebrates his 80th birthday.
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* '''[[3 January|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] celebrates his 80th birthday.
* '''24''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 332]].
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* '''[[3 January|3]]''' - [[The Tolkien Society]] wishes J.R.R. Tolkien a happy 80th birthday in ''The Times.''
* '''30''' - Voice actress [[Jennifer Hale]], who would play [[Galadriel]] and [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)]]'', is born.
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* '''[[3 January|3]]''' - [[The Tolkien Society]] sends Tolkien a jar of tobacco as a birthday present.
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* '''[[15 January|15]]''' - [[The Tolkien Society]] holds a general meeting and becomes formally constituted.
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* '''[[24 January|24]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 332]].
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* '''[[30 January|30]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Michael George Tolkien 30 January 1972|a letter to his grandson Michael George Tolkien]].
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* '''[[30 January|30]]''' - Actress [[Jennifer Hale]] is born.
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''9''' - Actor [[Crispin Freeman]] is born.  
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* '''[[6 February|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society 6 February 1972|a letter to Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society]].
* '''26''' - Actor [[Keith Ferguson]] is born.
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* '''[[9 February|9]]''' - Actor [[Crispin Freeman]] is born.  
 
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* '''[[26 February|26]]''' - Actor [[Keith Ferguson]] is born.
 
==March==
 
==March==
* '''16''' - Tolkien writes [[letter 333]].
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* '''[[16 March|16]]''' - Tolkien writes [[letter 333]].
* '''27''' - [[Rayner Unwin]] organizes a party in celebration of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]’s CBE the [[March 28|following day]].
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* '''[[27 March|27]]''' - [[Rayner Unwin]] organizes a party in celebration of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s CBE the [[28 March|following day]].
* '''28''' - At Buckingham Palace, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives his [[wikipedia:Order_of_the_British_Empire|CBE]] from Her Royal Highness, Queen Elisabeth II.
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* '''[[28 March|28]]''' - At Buckingham Palace, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is appointed a [[wikipedia:Order of the British Empire|CBE]] by Queen Elizabeth II.
* '''30''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 334]].
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* '''[[30 March|30]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 334]].
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==April==
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* '''[[19 April|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Eva Heilborn 19 April 1972|a letter to Eva Heilborn]].
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* '''[[28 April|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mrs Robertson 28 April 1972|a letter to Mrs Robertson]].
 
==May==
 
==May==
* '''18''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 335]].
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* '''[[18 May|18]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 335]].
* '''23''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 336]].
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* '''[[23 May|23]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 336]].
* '''25''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 337]].
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* '''[[25 May|25]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 337]].
 
==June==
 
==June==
* '''6''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 338]].
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* '''[[6 June|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 338]].
* '''7''' - [[Karl Urban]], who would play [[Éomer]] in ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]'', is born.
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* '''[[11 June|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Robert Burchfield 11 June 1972|a letter to Robert Burchfield]].
* '''30''' - [[Mythcon III]] begins.
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* '''[[27 June|27]]''' - [[Vera Chapman]] meets [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. He agrees to become [[The Tolkien Society]]'s Honorary President.
* '''30''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 339]].
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* '''[[30 June|30]]''' - [[Mythcon III]] begins.
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* '''[[30 June|30]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 339]].
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==July==
 
==July==
* '''4''' - [[Mythcon III]] ends.
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* '''[[4 July|4]]''' - [[Mythcon III]] ends.
* '''4''' - [[Letter 339]] is published in the ''Daily Telegraph''.
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* '''[[4 July|4]]''' - [[Letter 339]] is published in the ''Daily Telegraph''.
* '''11''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 340]].
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* '''[[11 July|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 340]].
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* '''[[27 July|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes a [[Desk certificate 27 July 1972|certificate of authenticity]] for the [[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes|sale of his desk]].
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==August==
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* '''[[7 August|7]]''' - Actor [[Karl Urban]] is born.
 
==September==
 
==September==
* '''17''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 341]].
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* '''[[17 September|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 341]].
 
==October==
 
==October==
* '''21''' - [[Felix Felton]], who played [[Bilbo Baggins]], [[Witch-king|the Black Captain]] and [[Sauron]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)]]'', dies.
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* '''[[12 October|12]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Rayner Unwin 12 October 1972|a letter to Rayner Unwin]].
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* '''[[21 October|21]]''' - Actor [[Felix Felton]] dies.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Master of Middle-earth|Master of Middle-earth: The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Master of Middle-earth|Master of Middle-earth: The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' is published.
 
 
==November==
 
==November==
* '''9''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 342]].
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* '''[[1 November|1]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s desk is [[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes|sold at Sotheby's]].
* '''21''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 343]].
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* '''[[9 November|9]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 342]].
* '''23''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 344]].
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* '''[[21 November|21]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 343]].
* '''30''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 345]].
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* '''[[23 November|23]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 344]].
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* '''[[30 November|30]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 345]].
 
==December==
 
==December==
* '''13''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 346]].
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* '''[[13 December|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 346]].
* '''17''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 347]].
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* '''[[17 December|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 347]].
 
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] returns to [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and rooms at Merton College.
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] returns to [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and rooms at Merton College.
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* '''?''' - The Swedish Tolkien Society [[Forodrim]] is founded.
 
* '''?''' - The Swedish Tolkien Society [[Forodrim]] is founded.
 
* '''?''' - Scholar [[Anne C. Petty]] presents her Ph.D. thesis ''[[One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology|The Creative Mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien: A Study of the Mythic Impulse]]''.
 
* '''?''' - Scholar [[Anne C. Petty]] presents her Ph.D. thesis ''[[One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology|The Creative Mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien: A Study of the Mythic Impulse]]''.
 
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* '''?''' - Scholar [[Stefan Ekman]] is born.
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* '''?''' - ''[[A Glossary of the Eldarin Tongues]]'' is published.
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* '''?''' - [[Mallorn 5|''Mallorn'' 5]] is published.
 
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Revision as of 15:13, 16 March 2013

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