On 26 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1913 - Actor Peter Cushing was born.
- 1922 - Actor Andrew Downie was born.
- 1924 - Actor Leonard Maguire was born.
- 1927 - Director Julia Smith was born.
- 1935 - Actor Sheila Steafel was born.
- 1937 - Actor Derrick Gilbert was born.
- 1949 - Assistant floor manager Carol Scott was born.
- 1961 - Actor Dean Hollingsworth was born.
- 1999 - Vocalist Kerry Ingram was born.