- 16 - J.R.R. Tolkien is appointed Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds.
- 19 - Director Arthur Rankin Jr. is born.
- 31 - Actor Garard Green is born.
- 1 - Tolkien begins his Professorship.
- 14 - Philologist Brian Miller, student and friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, is born.
- 25 - Actor Billy Barty is born.
- ? - Actor William Johnson is born.
- ? - Tolkien's poems "An Evening in Tavrobel", "The Lonely Isle", and "The Princess Ní" are published in Leeds University Verse 1914-24.
- ? - Tolkien tells his son John the story "The Orgog" when he cannot sleep.
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