Events that occurred on 9 November.
- 1898 - Inkling Owen Barfield is born.
- 1933 - J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "Errantry" is published in The Oxford Magazine.
- 1957 - At midnight, J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski.
- 1967 - Smith of Wootton Major is first published in the UK.
- 1972 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 342.
- 2001 - Translator Tore Zetterholm dies.
- 2011 - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is released in Germany and Russia.