- 6th May - Perdita Hyde-Sinclair is born.
- 23rd August - Butch Dingle is born to Nellie and Zak Dingle.
- 10th October - Jacob Sugden dies.
- 16th October - Jacob Sugden's funeral. Jack Sugden returns to Emmerdale Farm.
- 17th October - Peggy Skilbeck reveals to her husband that she's pregnant.
- 6th November - Ruth Merrick, an old flame of Jack's, arrives in the village. When her husband, Tom sees her drinking with Joe Sugden, he gets the wrong idea and the two get into a fight. (First appearances of Ruth and Tom Merrick)
- 7th November - Joe Sugden and Henry Wilks's cars collide outside Inglebrook House, leaving them both hospitalised.
- 21st November - The Merrick Family leave the village (First and final appearances of Jackie Merrick and Sandie Merrick until 9th September 1980, and final appearances of Tom Merrick until 2nd December 1980, and Ruth Merrick until 7th January 1974)
- 27th November - A woman named Janie visits Joe Sugden in hospital (First appearance of Janie)
- 11th December - First appearance of Frank Blakey. Peggy Skilbeck discovers she's having twins.
Real life eventsEdit
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