17 June 1982: birth of Jodie Whittaker, who plays the Thirteenth Doctor.
also 17 June 1982: birth of Arthur Darvill, who played the Eleventh Doctor's companion Rory (2010-2012).
17 June 2013: death of Michael Goldie, who played Jack Craddock in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (First Doctor, 1964) and Elton Laleham in The Wheel in Space (Second Doctor, 1968)
ii) broadcast anniversaries
17 June 1967: broadcast of fifth episode of The Evil of the Daleks. The Doctor infects several Daleks with the 'human factor'; the consequences gradually become apparent.
17 June 1972: broadcast of fifth episode of The Time Monster. The Master and the Doctor arrive in Atlantis and become embroiled in a power struggle between the king and queen.
17 June 2006: broadcast of Love and Monsters. A group dedicated to investigating the Doctor is infiltrated by Victor Kennedy, who turns out to be even more sinister than he looks.
17 June 2017: broadcast of The Eaters of Light, the only New Who story written by someone who had also written for Old Who (Rona Munro). What happened to the legendary Ninth Legion of the Roman army? What is that strange creature lurking in the dark? And why are people suddenly disappearing?