On 8 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1907 - Actor George Cormack was born.
- 1917 - Actors Earl Cameron and John Baker were born.
- 1928 - Actor Rashid Karapiet was born.
- 1930 - Writer Terry Nation was born.
- 1930 - Actor Ian Fairbairn was born.
- 1936 - Actor Keith Barron was born.
- 1979 - Actor Rosanna Lavelle was born.
- 1980 - Actor Simon Lack died.
- 2009 - Stuntman Alan Chuntz died.
- 2012 - Actor Christopher Whittingham died.