- 6th January - Derek Warner and Tom Merrick are arrested for theft.
- 8th January - Derek Warner and Tom Merrick are charged with theft.
- 19th February - Enoch Tolly is killed in a freak tractor accident. His body is found by his daughter Naomi Tolly.
- 2nd April - After his attempt to frame Jack Sugden for arson fails, Tom Merrick leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1982)
- 9th April - Emmerdale Farm is burgled.
- 23rd April - The Beckindale burgular is arrested by Sgt. MacArthur.
- 3rd November - First appearance of Jock MacDonald.
- 5th November - Following his sacking, Richard Anstey leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character). Jock MacDonald leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1983)
- 27th November - David Metcalfe is born to Lydia Metcalfe and Eric Pollard.
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