On 31 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1919 - Actor Daphne Oxenford was born.
- 1922 - Actor Talfryn Thomas was born.
- 1926 - Television host Jimmy Savile was born.
- 1934 - Actor Steve Emerson was born.
- 1963 - Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar was born.
- 1970 - Actor Craig Kelly was born.
- 2001 - Actor Jenny Laird died.
- 2005 - Actor Mary Wimbush died.
- 2006 - Actor William Franklyn died.
- 2007 - Actor Howard Attfield died.
- 2012 - Actor Brian Cobby died.
- 2015 - Actor Byrd Wilkins died.