- 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's funeral takes place Jack Sugden returns to Emmerdale Farm, having left in 1964.
- 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 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 1980, and final appearances of Tom Merrick until 1980, and Ruth Merrick until 1974)
- 27th November - A woman named Janie visits Joe in hospital (First appearance of Janie Harker)
- 5th December - Norman Harrison proposes to Marian Wilks. She turns him down.
- 11th December - First appearance of Frank Blakey. Peggy discovers she's having twins. Joe and Jack receive summons - Joe for careless driving and Jack for having the van uninsured.
- 19th December - Matt finds Sam Pearson unconscious in the cowshed.
Real life eventsEdit
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