On 1 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1903 - Actor George Coulouris was born.
- 1933 - Actor Victor Carin was born.
- 1943 - Actor Derek Seaton was born.
- 1944 - Producer Philip Hinchcliffe was born.
- 1990 - Presenter Charlie McDonnell was born.
- 1995 - Assistant floor manager Russ Karel died.
- 1999 - Actor Noel Johnson died.
- 2008 - Actor Ian Collier died.
- 2014 - Actor Dorothy-Rose Gribble died.
- 2016 - Actor Ian Liston died.