- 8 - Roger Lancelyn Green, Inkling and biographer, dies.
- 15-16 - The Great Storm of 1987, which had been "predicted" by Tolkien in a curious coincidence; in The Notion Club Papers (written in 1945) Tolkien mentions a great storm in 1987, which however occurs during 12 June in England.
- ? - Christopher Wiseman dies.
- ? - Mithril Miniatures is founded.
- ? - The Tale of Gondolin is released.
- ? - Gates of Mordor (book) is published.
- ? - Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. II is published.
- ? - Pirates of Pelargir is published.
- ? - Woses of the Black Wood is published.
- ? - Rivendell: The House of Elrond is published.
- ? - Havens of Gondor is published.
- ? - Ents of Fangorn is published.
- ? - Dunland and the Southern Misty Mountains is published.
- ? - Lost Realm of Cardolan is published.
- ? - Assassins of Dol Amroth is published.
- ? - Weathertop: Tower of the Wind is published.
- ? - The 1988 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar is released.
- ? - Douglas A. Anderson, in cooperation with Christopher Tolkien, suggests to Houghton Mifflin to synchronise its 1966 edition of The Lord of the Rings with the more up-to-date British edition, and encourages for more potential corrections.
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