3 May 1944: birth of Carl Forgione, who played the meditator Land in Planet of the Spiders (Thord Doctor, 1974) and the Neanderthal butler Nimrod in Ghost Light (Seventh Doctor, 1989).
3 May 1988: death of David Garth, who played Solicitor Grey in The Highlanders (Second Doctor, 1967-68) and a Time Lord messenger in Terror of the Autons (Third Doctor, 1971)
3 May 2004: death of Anthony Ainley, who played the Master from the last scene of The Keeper of Traken (Fourth Doctor, 1981) till the final Old Who story, Survival (Seventh Doctor, 1989)
ii) broadcast anniversaries
3 May 1969: broadcast of third episode of The War Games. The travellers take refuge in a barn in the American Civil War zone, and the Doctor and Zoe vanish in a transport container.
3 May 1975: broadcast of third episode of Revenge of the Cybermen. The Doctor is sent on a suicide mission to destroy Voga.
3 May 2003: webcast of thirteenth and last episode of Death Comes to Time.
3 May 2008: broadcast of The Poison Sky. The Sontarans are defeated, and Martha joins the Doctor and Donna on the Tardis.
3 May 2010: broadcast of Lost Library of Ukko, seventeenth episode of the Australian K9 series. Starkey is whisked away to a far off planet. The desolate world is contained within an alien library card. The Librarian arrives to reclaim the card. One of the best episodes of this series, though it should be added the the library has no in fact been lost.