Events that occurred on 24 November.
 On Earth
- 1882 - Eric Rücker Eddison is born
- 1904 - Actor John Wyse is born.
- 1917 – J.R.R. Tolkien is promoted to lieutenant.
- 1917 - Actor John Justin is born.
- 1944 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 90.
- 1948 - Artist John Alvin is born.
- 1959 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 221.
- 1964 - Robert Graves, Oxford's Professor of Poetry, introduces J.R.R. Tolkien to Ava Gardner. They had never heard of one another, and both did not know why the other was famous.
- 2002 - Ring*Con 2002 in Bonn, Germany.