Today marks the 123rd anniversary of Tolkien’s birth. The Tolkien Society invites Tolkien fans all over the world to participate in our annual Birthday Toast.
To celebrate Tolkien’s “Twelfty-Third” birthday raise a glass to the Professor at 9pm your local time. For more information, including details of local pubmoots, see this year’s event page.
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892 at the Bank House in Bloemfontein (now South Africa). He was the first child of Mabel and Arthur Tolkien. Read more about Tolkien’s life in our biography.