- 1978 - Sam Pearson discovers the skull belonged to his great-great-grandmother.
- 1991 - Zoe Tate quits her job at Bennett's Vets.
- 1995 - Jessica McAllister runs into The Woolpack saying Butch Dingle is going to kill her when Butch asks to take her somewhere quiet, as he wants to take her for a date. Biff Fowler starts a fight with Butch but Betty Eagleton pours a bucket of ice on them.
- 2000 - Sarah Sugden leaves her husband Jack for the much younger Richie Carter. First appearance of Gloria Weaver.
- 2001 - During an argument with brother Robert, Andy Sugden reveals he started the barn fire that killed their mother Sarah.
- 2004 - Zoe Tate's former partner Emma Nightingale turns up at Home Farm.
- 2005 - Dan McHerron jilts Sharon Lambert at the altar after discovering Sharon was only marrying him for his money.
- 2011 - A fight between Aaron Livesy and Adam Barton leads to a heavily pregnant Rhona Goskirk to fall over, causing her to go into labour.
- 2011 - Emmerdale gets a new title sequence and theme tune.
Episodes were broadcast on 30th May on the following years:
- 1970s - 1978
- 1980s - 1985
- 1990s - 1991, 1995, 1996
- 2000s - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- 2010s - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017