- 1st January - Janie Blakey reveals to Alison Gibbons she's pregnant. Janie's husband Frank only finds out when Joe Sugden congratulates him.
- 7th January - Ruth Merrick returns to the village without her husband or children. (First appearance since 1972)
- 14th January - Ruth Merrick attempts suicide by overdosing but is found by Edward Ruskin
- 22nd January - Frank Blakey, Janie Harker and Ruth Merrick leave the village (final appearance of Frank Blakey, last appearance of Janie Harker until 1986 and final appearance of Ruth Merrick until 1980). Sam and Sally Skilbeck are christened.
- 4th February - First appearance of Dryden Hogben.
- 18th February - Ben Dingle is born to Zak and Nellie Dingle.
- 20th March - Marlon Dingle is born to Albert and Delilah Dingle.
- 22nd April - Joe Sugden and Christine Sharp get engaged.
- 30th July - Final appearance of Dryden Hogben
- 12th August - First appearance of Norah Norris
- 19th August - The Woolpack chimney collapses.
- 10th September - Joe Sugden and Christine Sharp marry.
- 17th September - After breaking up with Matt, Alison Gibbons decides to leave the village. (Final appearance of the character)
- 24th September - George Verney leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character).
- 15th October - Joe and Christine Sugden divorce after 5 weeks of marriage.
- 29th October - First appearance of Kathy Davis.
- 4th November - Last appearance of Christine Sharp until 1976
- 11th November - The new headmaster arrives in the village looking for Annie. (First appearance of James Bonfils)
- 25th November - First appearance of Jim Gimbel.
- 30th November - Cain Dingle is born to Zak and Faith Dingle
- 2nd December - First appearance of Freda Gimbel.
- 17th December - Kathy Davis moves to Hotten (Last appearance of the character until 1975.
- 31st December - Marian Wilks returns from her cruise. (First appearance since 1973).
Real life eventsEdit
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