On 17 April, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1920 - Actor Arnold Yarrow was born.
- 1924 - Actor Kevin Lindsay was born.
- 1924 - Actor Clyde Pollitt was born.
- 1929 - Actor Eve Pearce was born.
- 1941 - Actor Brian Miller was born.
- 1942 - Actor David Bradley was born.
- 1944 - Actor Diane Fletcher was born.
- 1950 - Actor Peter Mantle was born.
- 1963 - Property master Terry Weaver was born.
- 2001 - Actor Terry Scully died.
- 2002 - Actor James Copeland died.
- 2017 - Actor Michael Ladkin died.