On 1 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1918 - Actor Leonard Trolley was born.
- 1930 - Actor Mohammad Shamsi was born.
- 1935 - Writer Dave Martin was born.
- 1940 - Actor Tony Wall was born.
- 1950 - Actor Hugh Hayes was born.
- 1954 - Actor Richard Gibson was born.
- 1971 - Actor Navin Chowdhry was born.
- 1974 - Actor Clare Calbraith was born.
- 1975 - Actor Andrea Lowe was born.
- 1986 - Actor Colin Morgan was born.
- 2003 - Actor Cyril Shaps died.
- 2012 - Actor Bob Anderson died.
- 2014 - Actor Billy McColl died.
- 2015 - Director Fiona Cumming died.