Events that occurred on 1 July.
 On Earth
- 1916 – Robert Gilson is one of the first of the 360,000 British casualties of the Battle of the Somme when he is hit by a shell at La Boiselle.
- 1937 - Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics is published.
- 1952 - Musician David Arkenstone is born.
- 1972 - Mythcon 3 in Long Beach, California.
- 1977 - Actress Liv Tyler is born.
- 2004 - The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Jones Hall in Houston.
- 2006 - The Gathering of the Fellowship convention in Toronto.
- 2008 - Tolkien On Fairy-stories is published.
- 2009 - The Tolkien Calendar 2010 and Tolkien Diary 2010 are published.
 In Arda
- There are no known events on this day.