On 8 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1928 - Actor John Bennett was born.
- 1931 - Director Douglas Camfield was born.
- 1932 - Actor Phyllida Law was born.
- 1975 - Visual effects editor Joel Skinner was born.
- 1976 - Actor Ian H Watkins was born.
- 1981 - Actor Ayesha Antoine was born.
- 1982 - Actor Christina Cole was born.
- 2014 - Big Finish producer Paul Spragg died.
- 2016 - Production assistant Gareth Gwenlan died.