Amongst the notable things that occurred on this day were:
- 1941 - Professor Bernice Summerfield arrived on Guernsey in the English Channel.
- 1966 - The First Doctor's TARDIS departed Trafalgar Square, where it had arrived during the New Year's Eve celebrations. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)
- 2000 - The Eighth Doctor departed San Francisco, where he had landed two days before. (TV: Doctor Who)
- 2000 - Jack Harkness became the leader of Torchwood Three following the death of Alex Hopkins and the rest of the team. (TV: Fragments)
- 2000 - The Fourth Doctor landed in Paris. (COMIC: The Forgotten)
- 2000 - The Sixth Doctor and Melanie Bush saved the Earth from being taken over by Saraquazel and his servant, Ashley Chapel. (PROSE: Millennial Rites)
- 2005 - A dying Tenth Doctor visited Rose Tyler before she had met him. The Doctor commented that she was "gonna have a great year", then saw a vision of Ood Sigma and stumbled back to the TARDIS and regenerated. (TV: The End of Time)
Behind the scenes Edit
- 1918 - Actor Leonard Trolley was born.
- 1930 - Actor Mohammad Shamsi was born.
- 1935 - Writer Dave Martin was born.
- 1950 - Actor Hugh Hayes was born.
- 1954 - Actor Richard Gibson was born.
- 1958 - Actor Rupert Vansittart was born.
- 1966 - "Volcano" was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1969 - Actress Sophie Okonedo was born.
- 1972 - Episode one of Day of the Daleks was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1972 - Part seven of TV Action comic story The Eternal Present was first released.
- 1974 - Actress Clare Calbraith was born.
- 1977 - Part one of The Face of Evil was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1986 - Actor Colin Morgan was born.
- 1960- Hugh Greene, who would, a year later, hire Sydney Newman as Head of Drama, started his job as BBC Director-General.
- 2003 - Actor Cyril Shaps died.
- 2007 - Invasion of the Bane was first broadcast on CBBC, starting a new series, Sarah Jane Adventures.
- 2007 - Captain Jack Harkness was first broadcast on BBC Three.
- 2007 - End of Days was first broadcast on BBC Three, ending Torchwood's first series.
- 2010 - Part two of The End of Time was first broadcast on BBC One. Later, CON: Allons-y! aired on BBC Three.
- 2011 - Novel Enter Wildthyme was first released by Snowbooks.
- 2012 - Actor Bob Anderson died.