Events that occurred on 12 November.
 On Earth
- 1949 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Miss How.
- 1970 - Actor Craig Parker is born.
- 1995 - Actor Robert Stephens dies.
- 2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) is released on DVD.
- 2006 - Ring*Con 2006 in Fulda, Germany.
- 2008: Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth is published.