- 24th January - Joe Sugden returns to France following the death of his grandfather. (Last appearance of the character until 1986)
- 28th February - Tom Merrick is released from prison. (First appearance of the character since 1984)
- 16th April - Jackie Merrick is seriously injured when Alan Turner knocks him off his motorbike.
- 18th April - Alison Caswell dumps her boyfriend Jackie following his motorcycle accident and leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
- 30th April - Alan Turner's son Terence arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 2nd May - Tom Merrick leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1986)
- 14th May - First appearance of Sita Sharma.
- 11th August - Ollie Reynolds is born to Sean and Angie Reynolds.
- 3rd September - Harry Mowlam returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 1984)
- 8th October - Derek Warner returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 1984)
- 17th October - Jackie Merrick proposes to Sita Sharma. She accepts.
- 31st October - Harry Mowlam, Derek Warner and Keith Johnson stage an armed robbery, witnessed by Sandie Merrick.
- 14th November - Dolly Skilbeck suffers a second miscarriage, first one being in 1980.
- 26th November - Long-running characters Kathy and Nick Bates make their first appearances.
- 19th December - Terence Turner leaves the village to run a ski slope. (Last appearance of the character until 2006). Archie Brooks leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1986) Jackie Merrick and Sita Sharma break off their engagement.
- 31st December - Donna Windsor is born to Vic and Viv Windsor.
Real life eventsEdit
- 6th August - Emmerdale Farm takes a break and returns 3rd September.
- 15th August - Verity Rushworth (the second Donna Windsor) born.
- 21st September - Ryan Hawley (the fourth Robert Sugden) born.
- 12th October - Sammy Winward (Katie Addyman) born.
- 12th November - Emmerdale Farm's 1000th episode airs.
- 25th November - Samantha McCarthy (Elaine Marsden) born
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