On 3 January, a number of things set in or relevant to the Doctor Who universe were released or published.
- 1970 - Episode one of Spearhead from Space was first broadcast on BBC1, beginning Doctor Who's seventh season.
- 1976 - Part one of The Brain of Morbius was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1976 - Part five of the TV Comic story The Dalek Revenge was first published.
- 1979 - DWM 13 was first released by Marvel Comics.
- 1981 - Part one of Warriors' Gate was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1983 - Part one of Arc of Infinity was first broadcast on BBC1, beginning Doctor Who's twentieth season.
- 1985 - A Call from the Master was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 2000 - Parallel 59 and Last of the Gaderene were first published by BBC Books.
- 2005 - Match of the Day was first published by BBC Books.
- 2006 - The anthology Something Changed was first published by Big Finish Productions.
- 2007 - Part one of the Doctor Who Adventures comic story The Hunters was first published.
- 2007 - The Invasion was released on Region 4 DVD.
- 2008 - Part one of the Doctor Who Adventures comic story The Monster Upstairs was first published.
- 2009 - The Eleventh Doctor aired on BBC One, announcing to the public that Matt Smith would be playing the Eleventh Doctor following David Tennant's resign. Unlike most Confidential episodes, it was not broadcast along with an episode.
- 2012 - The graphic novel When Worlds Collide was first published by IDW Publishing.