The Lord of the Rings: a Calendar

The Lord of the Rings: a Calendar

At some point in college I remember thinking "The Lord of the Rings is so well-constructed that you could probably put together a complete, day-by-day calendar of events, so that the age old question of "what happened on my birthday in The Lord of the Rings?" could finally be answered.

Well, 10+ years later and I've finally started down the long dark road of creating such a calendar. The efforts so far, which consist of the first book only, can be found here: Today in the Lord of the Rings. There are a few caveats that I should mention. First, since it's only the first book, it only has events from 9/21 until 2/26. Second, Tolkien did not follow our actual calendar, but instead used a calendar with 12 30-day months. As a result, there will be no results for the 31st of any month, and February will have entries on the 29th and 30th.

I'll keep adding entries as I work through the 2nd book, so more days will get added over time, and not all at once like the first. Any questions, suggestions, or corrections are welcome, as are comments reiterating what I huge nerd I am.


Keith Moser
Keith Moser on 04/28/2014 10:05 p.m.


Scott on 04/29/2014 7:08 a.m.


Charlie on 05/02/2014 4:16 a.m.

You are a nerd, there you go ;)

It's a fun idea, and there are surely a lot of people who'd be interested.

Scott on 05/02/2014 10:46 a.m.

Thanks Charlie! I do hope someone finds it useful but, like most things I end up putting on this website, it's worth it just for my own reference :)

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