The original Clara Oswald was born in 1989, the same year the classic series ofDoctor Who was cancelled. Her mother died on 5 March 2005, the date that Rose Tyler met the Ninth Doctor. Victorian Clara’s headstone in 1892 states that she was born on 23 November 1866 and died 24 December 1892, meaning she not only shared the same birth date as Doctor Who itself but that she was also 26 years old when she died. This is the same age as Doctor Who was when it was cancelled in 1989. She skipped age 16 in her book, which was the amount of years that lapsed between the Classic series end and the New series beginning.