Like everyone at some point or another, I've often wondered "what happened on my birthday in The Lord of the Rings?" This, naturally, expanded into the idea that I should provide a simple way for everyone to find this information. Currently, I only have data from 9/20 to 3/2 loaded, but hopefully I'll get to the rest eventually. If you notice any errors, let me know!

Today in The Lord of the Rings:

3001 (3rd Age) - In Hobbiton

Frodo administers Bilbo's will and Gandalf leaves the Shire.

The party ends in the early morning, and is cleared away afterward. Frodo administers Bilbo's will, giving out various presents to family and acquaintances. Gandalf leaves the Shire and will not return for 9 years.

These major characters were present

  • Frodo Baggins
  • Gandalf

3018 (3rd Age) - Hobbiton to Crickhollow

Frodo leaves Bag End, beginning his quest

Merry leaves Bag End with Fatty Bolger and the last cart of items as part of the move. Frodo gives Lobelia Sackville-Baggins the key to Bag End, and he leaves Bag End with Pippin and Sam. As they leave, Frodo overhears a Ringwraith asking the Old Gaffer about Baggins. This begins the journey to Crickhollow.

These major characters were present

  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Peregrin Took

Gandalf takes Shadowfax from the Rohan

Gandalf arrives in Rohan, takes Shadowfax, and leaves for the Shire.

These major characters were present

  • Gandalf

Find the events from a specific day

See Events

In the calendar of the Shire, there are 12 months each with 30 days, so there will be no results for the 31st of any month, and February will have entries on the 29th and 30th.

Have additional questions or comments? Contact me on twitter.