On 5 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1902 - Actor Eric Elliot was born.
- 1920 - Actor Ronald Leigh-Hunt was born.
- 1957 - Actor Phil Cornwell was born.
- 1967 - Actor Jenna Russell was born.
- 1974 - Actor Marshall Lancaster was born.
- 1978 - Actor May Warden died.
- 1997 - Actor Andrew Keir died.
- 1999 - Actor Dennis Bowen died.
- 2001 - Visual effects designer Jim Francis died.
- 2004 - Actor Geoffrey Cheshire died.