- 1978 - First appearance of Seth Armstrong.
- 1996 - Zoe Tate and Emma Nightingale enter a civil partnership, the first of its kind in a primetime soap opera. Emma gets into a fight with Susie Wilde when Emma nearly discovers Susie's affair with Zoe.
- 2000 - Kathy Glover is arrested for her protest.
- 2007 - Hari Prasad attacks his girlfriend Louise Appleton when she decides to not go through with giving evidence against the Kings. During the ensuing car chase, Louise's car fails to turn, causing her to crash.
- 2012 - Megan Macey sees her son Robbie Lawson for the first time since he was a baby.
- 2014 - Amba Metcalfe is born.
- 2015 - Amelia Flanagan wins 'Best Young Performance' and Donna's goodbye wins 'Spectacular Scene of the Year' at The British Soap Awards.
Episodes were broadcast on 16th May on the following years:
- 1970s - 1978
- 1980s - 1984, 1985
- 1990s - 1991, 1995, 1996
- 2000s - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- 2010s - 2011, 2012, 2013 (I) (II), 2014, 2016, 2017