- 18th January - Kelly Windsor attempts suicide.
- 18th February - Graham Clark dies when the car he is in falls off a cliff and explodes. Kathy Glover escapes just in time. (Final appearance of Graham Clark)
- 9th March - Carlos Diaz begins work at the diner. (First appearance of the character)
- 20th March - A lorry collides with a bus on Main Street, killing Pete Collins and a Councillor. (Final appearance of Pete Collins)
- 24th March - Butch Dingle marries Emily Wylie at his hospital bed, but dies of his injuries a few moments later. (Final appearance of the character)
- 30th March - Zak Dingle's brother Shadrach and his son Cain, as well as distant cousin Charity arrive for Butch's funeral. (First appearances of the characters)
- 12th May - Kathy Glover protests against Tate Haulage by chaining herself to one of the lorries.
- 16th May - Kathy Glover is arrested for her protest.
- 25th May - First appearance of Edna Birch.
- 30th May - Sarah Sugden leaves her husband Jack for the much younger Richie Carter.
- 26th July - Jack Sugden sleeps with Diane Blackstock in revenge for his wife Sarah's affair with Richie Cater.
- 27th July - Ned Glover returns.
- 2nd August - Sean Reynolds is knocked out following a fight with Cain Dingle.
- 15th August - Paddy Kirk is kicked unconscious by a horse.
- 22nd August - Roy Glover goes to live in Ibiza with his father Ned. (Final appearance of the character)
- 7th September - Seth Armstrong is mugged by two teenage girls.
- 19th September - First appearance of Bob Hope.
- 28th September - Mandy Dingle leaves for Southampton. The episode is Emmerdale's first two-hander.
- 5th October - Sarah Sugden gets custody of her daughter Victoria.
- 18th October - Joe Fisher proposes to Tricia Stokes.
- 24th October - Diane Blackstock's ex-husband Rodney arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 30th October - Sam Dingle leaves for Ireland.
- 1st November - Kelly Windsor leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 2005)
- 2nd November - Bernice Blackstock returns home from Sorrento early and meets her dad Rodney for the first time in 26 years.
- 16th November - Sarah Sugden is killed in a fire started by her adopted son Andy. (Final appearance of the character)
- 17th November - Viv Windsor's friend Carol Wareing arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 27th November - Andy Sugden confesses to his adopted father Jack that he started the fire which killed Sarah two weeks ago.
- 28th November - Jack Sugden is arrested for the murder of his wife Sarah on his 53rd birthday.
- 29th November - Jack Sugden is charged with his wife Sarah's murder.
- 30th November - Faith Dingle tells her former brother-in-law Zak that he is Cain's father. (First appearance of the character)
- 4th December - First appearance of Chloe Atkinson.
- 6th December - Tricia Stokes marries Joe Fisher.
- 15th December - Sarah Sugden's funeral takes place.
- 25th December - Vicar Ashley Thomas and Woolpack barmaid Bernice Blackstock marry.
Real life eventsEdit
- 27th May - Paul Loughran wins 'Best Exit' at The British Soap Awards.
- 2nd October - Starting from this week onwards, Emmerdale begins transmitting 5 nights a week.
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