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Events which occurred on 9 August.
- 1923 - John Stephenson, who would voice Dori, the Great Goblin and Bard the Bowman in the animated version of The Hobbit, is born.
- 1945 – As the bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tolkien denounces these tactics as "utter folly".
- 1973 - The last fotograph of J.R.R. Tolkien is taken, in front of his favourite tree, the Pinus Nigra, at the botanic garden in Oxford.
- 1981 - The twenty-third episode of the radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings is aired on BBC 4.