On 12 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1911 - Actor Gordon Richardson was born.
- 1921 - Actor Dermot Tuohy was born.
- 1922 - Actor Fulton Mackay was born.
- 1936 - Actor Michael Coles was born.
- 1947 - Producer John Nathan-Turner was born.
- 1948 - Actor Penny Casdagli was born.
- 1965 - Comic artist Staz Johnson was born.
- 2003 - Actor Anne Tirard died.
- 2004 - Actor Alec Wallis died.