On 12 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1942 - Actors Pam St. Clement and Royce Mills were born.
- 1945 - Actor Nicky Henson was born.
- 1956 - Actor Christopher Good was born.
- 1957 - Actor Sneh Gupta was born.
- 1968 - Actor Catherine Tate was born.
- 1982 - Composer Humphrey Searle died.
- 2001 - Composer Norman Kay died.
- 2008 - Actor Robert Russell died.
- 2010 - Actor David Kincaid died.