On 27 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1923 - Producer and script editor Peter Bryant was born.
- 1939 - Actor John Cleese was born.
- 1945 - Actor John Kane was born.
- 1945 - Writer Andrew McCulloch was born.
- 1969 - Doctor Who creator Eric Maschwitz died.[source needed]
- 1991 - Writer Paul Erickson died.
- 2008 - Actor Roy Stewart died.
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