On 26 December, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1914 - Actor Dudley Jones was born.
- 1915 - Actor Arne Gordon was born.
- 1922 - Actor Richard Mayes was born.
- 1934 - Actor Bill Mitchell was born.
- 1940 - Actor James Beckett was born.
- 1971 - Props master and set decorator Adrian Anscombe was born.
- 1986 - Actor Leslie Dwyer died.
- 1999 - Actor Roger Jacombs died.