On 16 December, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1929 - Actor Nicholas Courtney was born.
- 1930 - Actor Ronald Allen was born.
- 1946 - Actor Richard Ireson was born.
- 1946 - Actor Christopher Ellison was born.
- 1948 - Actor Christopher Biggins was born.
- 1971 - Director Ashley Way was born.
- 1974 - Actor Setsuji Satō was born.
- 1995 - Actor Tony Then died.
- 2003 - Actor Alfred Lynch died.