Events that occurred on 3 November.
 On Earth
- 1968 - A Warm Welcome, the sixth episode of the 1968 radio series of The Hobbit, is aired on BBC Radio.
- 2004 - "Shadows", the eleventh set in The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, is released.
- 2010 - Author Glen GoodKnight dies.
- 2016 - The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun is published.
- 2016 - The Bodleian Library has presented the Bodley Medal to Christopher Tolkien, the Library's highest honour.