On 16 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1919 - Actor Margot Thomas was born.
- 1923 - Actor Gordon Sterne was born.
- 1927 - Actor Peter Forbes-Robertson was born.
- 1937 - Actor David Arlen was born.
- 1938 - Actor Christopher Dunham was born.
- 1943 - Actor Michael Attwell was born.
- 1949 - Actor Caroline Munro was born.
- 1979 - Actor Peter Butterworth died.
- 1988 - Actor Robert Keegan died.