On 7 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1924 - Newsreader Kenneth Kendall was born.
- 1924 - Actor Dudley Foster was born.
- 1942 - Actor Chloe Ashcroft was born.
- 1952 - Actor and comedian Alexei Sayle was born.
- 1955 - Actor Wayne Knight was born.
- 1958 - Actor Julian Wadham was born.
- 1967 - Actor Cathy Murphy was born.
- 1974 - Actor Eugene Washington was born.
- 1980 - Actor Norman Atkyns died.
- 1995 - Actor Dursley McLinden died.
- 2014 - Director Michael Kerrigan died.