Events that occurred on 8 August
 On Earth
- 1904 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Francis Morgan.
- 1924 - Director Gene Deitch is born.
- 1953 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 139.
- 1981 - Mythcon XII at Mills College in Oakland, California.
- 1986 - Mythcon XVII at California State University in Long Beach.
- 1994 - Mythcon XXV at American University, Washington, D.C.
- 1995 - Tyalië Tyelelliéva issue 6 is published.
- 1995 - Parma Eldalamberon issue 11 is published.
- 1997 - Mythcon XXVIII at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
- 2002 - Tolkien Thing IV in Westerwald, Germany.
- 2005 - Omentielva Minya - 1st International Conference on Tolkien's Invented Languages in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 2007 - Omentielva Tatya - the 2nd International Conference on Tolkien's Invented Languages in Antwerp, Belgium.
- 2009 - Omentielva Nelya - 3rd International Conference on Tolkien's Invented Languages in Whitehaven, England.