26 February 1938: birth of Tony Selby, who played Sabalom Glitz in The Mysterious Planet (1986), The Ultimate Foe (also 1986) and Dragonfire (1987).
ii) broadcast anniversaries
26 February 1966: broadcast of "Bell of Doom", fourth episode of the story we now call The Massacre; first appearance of Jackie Lane as Dodo Chaplet. The Doctor and Steven flee Paris as the massacre goes ahead, leaving Anne behind; but is Dodo, who stumbles into the Tardis in 1966, her descendant?
26 February 1972: broadcast of first episode of The Sea Devils, the one with the guest appearance by the Clangers. The Doctor and Jo visit the imprisoned Master, and investigate attacks on nearby sea forts.
26 February 1977: broadcast of first episode of The Talons of Weng Chiang. The Doctor and Leela land in Victorian London where they get mixed up in the investigation of a series of brutal murders.