Events that occurred on 8 November.
- 1916 – J.R.R. Tolkien, out of action since late October, is repatriated and sent to a hospital in Birmingham.
- 1944 - J.R.R. Tolkien finishes writing Letter 89.
- 1959 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Naomi Mitchison.
- 1965 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 280.
- 2002 - The Fellowship of the Ring is released in the EU for Xbox, PC and Game Boy Advance.
- 2003 - The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring is released in North America.
- 2004 - David Salo's A Gateway to Sindarin is published.
- 2005 - The Lord of the Rings: Tactics is released in North America.
- 2011 - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is released in Northern Europe.