On 6 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1926 - Actor Frank Finlay was born.
- 1937 - Actor Barbara Windsor was born.
- 1945 - Director Ron Jones was born.
- 1952 - Actor James Murray was born.
- 1958 - Producer and director Keith Barnfather was born.
- 1970 - Actor Alan Cox was born.
- 1976 - Actor William Mervyn died.
- 1980 - Actor Barry Justice died.
- 2002 - Actor Katherine Schofield died.
- 2013 - Designer Ian Rawnsley died.
- 2014 - Sound recordist Dave Baumber died.