On 2 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1947 - Actor Eiji Kusuhara was born.
- 1948 - Actor Deborah Watling was born.
- 1974 - Actor Toby Hadoke was born.
- 1979 - Actor Suranne Jones was born.
- 1980 - Actors Catherine Bailey and David Gyasai were born.
- 1981 - Actor Victor Carin died.
- 1997 - Actor Tony Snell died.
- 2006 - Actor John Woodnutt died.