- 1972 - Peggy Skilbeck reveals to her family that she is pregnant.
- 1978 - Henry Wilks discovers his aunt has died.
- 1996 - Zak Dingle's nephew Marlon arrives in the village. Susie Wilde leaves the village. (First appearance of Marlon Dingle and final appearance of Susie Wilde)
- 2002 - As part of Emmerdale's 30th anniversary, Paddy Kirk and Emily Dingle marry. Marlon Dingle and Tricia Fisher were originally due to marry, however, on the morning of the wedding, chewing gum got stuck in Tricia's hair and when Tricia turned her head around too fast, her neck cricked, leaving her in a neck brace.
- 2006 - Two thugs named Nick Callow and Gary Dench arrive in the village looking for Eli Dingle.
- 2007 - In the aftermath of the fire, Andy Sugden confesses to the police to the murder of his adoptive mother Sarah seven years earlier.
- 2012 - In a live episode to celebrate Emmerdale's 40th anniversary, Carl King is killed when Cameron Murray bludgeons him with a brick. Declan Macey marries Katie Sugden and Dan Spencer marries Chas Dingle. Debbie Dingle and Gennie Walker both give birth to a baby son and daughter respectively.
- 2013 - The hostage situation reaches its climax when Cameron Murray tries to drown himself and Debbie Dingle. He dies when he is electrocuted after grabbing onto a light bulb. (Final appearance of the character)
- 2016 - Aaron Dingle, Robert Sugden, Lachlan White (who was in the car boot of Aaron's car), Pierce Harris, Rhona Goskirk, Paddy Kirk and Ashley Thomas all become involved of the car crash after Emma Barton accidentally pushed her partner James off. Later, James dies in the hospital.
- 1976 - Toby Cockerell (the first Scott Windsor) born.
- 2012 - Emmerdale celebrates its 40th anniversary by airing a special live episode.
Episodes were broadcast on 17th October on the following years:
- 1970s - 1972, 1978
- 1980s - 1985, 1989
- 1990s - 1991, 1995, 1996
- 2000s - 2000, 2001, 2002 (I) (II), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- 2010s - 2011, 2012, 2013 (I) (II), 2014, 2016