On 24 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1924 - Actor Freddie Earlle was born.
- 1936 - Actor Robert Russell was born.
- 1944 - Actor Fiona Walker was born.
- 1945 - Producer Graham Williams was born.
- 1949 - Actors Jim Broadbent and Rob Edwards were born.
- 1975 - Actor Will Sasso was born.
- 1977 - Actor Naomi Ryan was born.
- 1986 - Writer and script editor Robert Holmes died.
- 2016 - Actors Burt Kwouk and Lewis Fiander died.