- 1972 - Peggy Skilbeck reveals to her family that she is pregnant.
- 1978 - Henry Wilks discovers his aunt has died.
- 1985 - Jackie Merrick proposes to Sita Sharma. She accepts.
- 1996 - Zak Dingle's nephew Marlon arrives in the village. Susie Wilde leaves the village.
- 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.
- 2011 - First appearance of Ali Spencer. Cain Dingle punches his father Zak, and after making a snide remark about his wife Lisa's rape, she slaps Cain.
- 2012 - In a live episode to celebrate Emmerdale's 40th anniversary, Carl King is struck with a brick by Chas Dingle when he tries to force himself on her, but is killed when he is struck with the same brick by Cameron Murray during an argument. Before his death, Carl sends pictures to Debbie Dingle, revealing Cameron's affair with Chas. Declan Macey marries Katie Sugden and Dan Spencer marries Chas Dingle. Debbie gives birth to a son in hospital, while Gennie Walker gives birth to a daughter in B&B, assisted by Rhona Goskirk.
- 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.
- 2014 - Charity Dingle is freed from the shipping container by Cain Dingle.
- 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.
- 2017 - Eliza Macey suffers a seizure.
- 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, 2017