- 24th January - Henry Wilks encounters an old flame of his from 30 years ago.
- 22nd February - Matt Skilbeck bumps into Dolly Acaster, who's on her way to Beckindale. (First appearance of the character)
- 1st March - Mandy Dingle is born to Caleb Dingle and Vera-Lynn Dingle.
- 7th March - Vanessa Woodfield is born to Frank Clayton.
- 21st March - Olaf and Asta Gunnarson get trapped in a pothole. Olaf is rescued but there is no sign of Asta.
- 22nd March - Asta Gunnarson is found by Matt Skilbeck.
- 10th May - Alice Wilson is born to John Wilson.
- 21st June - Jim Gimbel commits suicide off-screen by shooting himself. Kathy Gimbel decides to move back home.
- 30th June - Annie Sugden falls down the stairs and is left with a broken arm.
- 19th July - The Sugden's sheep are stolen.
- 21st July - Syd Harker reveals to William Hockley that he stole the Sugden's sheep.
- 15th August - Sarah Oswell gives birth to a baby.
- 16th August - Sam Dingle is born to Zak and Nellie Dingle.
- 20th September - Dolly Acaster falls off her scooter and damages her leg.
- 4th October - A barn fire occurs at Emmerdale Farm. One firefighter is badly burnt while trying to fight the blaze.
- 11th October - Another fire breaks out in the village. The blame finger is pointed towards tourists staying in a barn that caught ablaze.
- 25th October - First appearance of Donald Hinton.
- 15th November - The Woolpack is broken into and the Buttersworth Ball is stolen.
- 8th December - Dolly Skilbeck reveals to Annie Sugden that Richard Roper is her ex-fiancee and that she put her son up for adoption.
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