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Whoniversaries 28, 29 and 30 February

i) births and deaths

28 February 1912: birth of Mervyn Pinfield, who was Associate Producer for Doctor Who from An Unearthly Child (1963) to The Romans (1965) and also directed The Sensorites (1964), Planet of Giants (1964) and The Space Museum (1965).

28 February 1969: birth of Murray Gold, composer of New Who music from 2005 to 2017.

ii) broadcast and production anniversaries

28 February 1970: broadcast of fifth episode of Doctor Who and the Silurians. The Silurians release a deadly virus to wipe out humanity.

28 February 1976: broadcast of fifth episode of The Seeds of Doom. The Krynoid gets larger and larger, and the surrounding vegetation is under its control.

28 February 1981: broadcast of first episode of Logopolis; first appearance of Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka. The Doctor wants to reconfigure the chameleon circuit and gets sucked into a trap set by the Master, which also involves a passing Australian air stewardess. The episode is also explicitly set on this date.

28 February 2005: filming of Christopher Eccleston's part of the Ninth/Tenth Doctor regeneration scene.

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i) births and deaths

29 February 2012: death of Dennis Chinnery, who played Albert C. Richardson (the first mate of the Mary Celeste) in The Chase (First Doctor, 1965), Gharman in Genesis of the Daleks (Fourth Doctor, 1975) and Sylvest, father of the twins in The Twin Dilemma (Sixth Doctor, 1984).

ii) broadcast and production anniversaries

29 February 1964: broadcast of "The Singing Sands", second episode of the story we now call Marco Polo. As the travellers press on through the desert, Tegana destroys their water supply.

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date specified in-universe

30 February [sic] 1983: birthdate of Bamri Aygon, one of the missing people in the 2008 Torchwood episode Adrift.

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