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- 4 - David Collings, who would voice the part of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings 1981 radio series, is born.
- 22 - John Hurt, who would voice Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings (1978 film), is born.
- 6 - Hans-Jörg Modlmayr is born.
- 7 - Richard O'Callaghan, who would portray Meriadoc Brandybuck in The Lord of the Rings 1981 radio series, is born.
- 30 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 38.
- 16 - Beowulf and the Finnsburg Fragment, with contributions from J.R.R. Tolkien, is published.
- 28 - Actor Phil Proctor is born.
- 23 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- 24 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- ? - Marjorie J. Burns, English professor and expert on J.R.R. Tolkien, is born.
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