On 18 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1925 - Writer Brian Aldiss was born.
- 1938 - Actor Roy Boyd was born.
- 1940 - Actor Barry Justice was born.
- 1945 - Actor Paul Alexander was born.
- 1948 - Actor Joseph Marcell was born.
- 1956 - Composer John Debney was born.
- 1985 - Actor Reg Lever died.
- 1991 - Actor Barbara Leake died.
- 1993 - Actor Maia Mitchell was born.
- 1995 - Actor James Maxwell died.
- 2001 - Actor Tom Watson died.
- 2010 - Actor Madeleine Mills died.
- 2016 - Actor Michael Napier-Brown died.