From Tolkien Gateway
Events that occurred on 28 August
- 1898 - R.B. McCallum, Inkling is born
- 1967 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to a Mr Joukes.
- 1968 - Actor Billy Boyd is born.
- 1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien takes a holiday to visit friends in Bournemouth. He would die there 5 days later.
- 1977 - Mythcon 8 at University of San Diego, California.
- 1981 - Tom Shippey reviews The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien for The Times Literary Supplement.
- 1982 - The seventh episode of the new version of the 1981 radio series of The Lord of the Rings is aired on BBC Radio 4.
- 1987 - Voice actor John Huston dies.
- 2010 - The Tolkien Society's Southern Hemisphere seminar: "Tolkien's Odysseys - Middle-earth and Beyond".
- 2014 - Tolkien Calendar 2015 is published.
- T.A. 3018:
- T.A. 3019:
- Gandalf, Celeborn, Galadriel and the four Hobbits overtake Saruman and Wormtongue. While Frodo and his friends go to Rivendell, Saruman heads straight for the Shire.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"