Events that occurred on 26 April.
 On Earth
- 1923 - J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "Holy Maidenhood" is published in The Times Literary Supplement.
- 1981 - The eighth episode of the 1981 radio series of The Lord of the Rings is aired on BBC Radio 4.
- 1999 - Fan site TheOneRing.net is created.
- 2009 - The PC game Third Age: Total War is released.
- 2010 - Simon Tolkien publishes the article "In My Grandfather's Footsteps".