On 1 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1918 - Actor James Copeland was born.
- 1937 - Actor Una Stubbs was born.
- 1946 - Actors Joanna Lumley and Hugh Spight were born.
- 1963 - Actor Stefan Schwartz was born.
- 1971 - Stunt performer Mike Lambert was born.
- 1985 - Actor George Pravda died.
- 1987 - Actor Matt di Angelo was born.
- 2002 - Producer John Nathan-Turner died.
- 2008 - Actor Bernard Archard died.