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Events which occurred on 5 January.
- 1925 - Wolfe Morris, who would voice of Gollum in the 1968 radio series of The Hobbit, is born.
- 1961 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 227.
- 1982 - Hans Conried, who was the voice of Thorin Oakenshield in Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit, dies.
- 1989 - The Return of the Shadow is published.
- 2008 - The Times ranks J.R.R. Tolkien the sixth-best post-war British writer.