From Tolkien Gateway
Events that occurred on 20 October.
- 1784 – George Tolkien is born.
- 1911 – J.R.R. Tolkien signs a Oxford University visitor's page.
- 1949 – Farmer Giles of Ham is published.
- 1955 – The Return of the King is published.
- 1958 – J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Misses E. Jones and J. Taylor.
- 1958 – Actor Viggo Mortensen is born.
- 1965 – J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 278.
- 1965 – J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Timothy J. Wheeler.
- 1968 – Strange Lodgings, the fourth episode of the 1968 radio series of The Hobbit, is aired on BBC Radio.
- 1994 – The War of the Jewels is published in the UK.
- 2005 – George Sayer, friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, dies.
- 2020 - The Lord of the Rings Online: War of Three Peaks expansion is released.
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