On 20 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1916 - Actor Anton Diffring was born.
- 1929 - Actor Colin Jeavons was born.
- 1934 - Actor Mary Peach was born.
- 1934 - Actor Timothy West was born.
- 1939 - Actor Ian Cullen was born.
- 1941 - Actor Anneke Wills was born.
- 1948 - Actor Sandra Dickinson was born.
- 1959 - Actor Christopher Bowen was born.
- 1992 - Actor Brian Badcoe died.
- 2008 - Actor John Ringham died.
- 2009 - Actor Hubert Rees died.