Events that occurred on 7 November.
- 1944 - J.R.R. Tolkien starts writing Letter 89.
- 1954 - Author and scholar Guy Gavriel Kay is born.
- 1964 - The fifth episode of the Princess-serialization of The Hobbit is published.
- 1966 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Gene Wolfe.
- 1969 - Vera Chapman announces the foundation of The Tolkien Society in the New Statesman.