On 7 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1905 - Cinematographer John Wilcox was born.
- 1908 - Sound supervisor John Cox and actor Valentine Dyall were born.
- 1953 - Actor Gareth Milne was born.
- 1964 - Writer Craig Hinton was born.
- 1972 - Writer Jonathan Blum was born.
- 1977 - Actor Sonnie Willis died.
- 1981 - Actor Peter Rae was born.
- 1998 - Actor Seymour Green died.
- 2013 - Actor Aubrey Woods died.