- Tina Dingle is born.
- 12th January - Matt Skilbeck proposes to Dolly Acaster.
- 7th February - Gypsy Jed breaks into Emmerdale Farm but is caught by Matt Skilbeck.
- 23rd February - Chas Dingle is born to Shadrach and Faith Dingle.
- 5th March - Linda Glover is born to Ned and Jan Glover.
- 14th March - Eileen Pollock gives birth to a stillborn son. Father Eric Pollock never gets to meet him.
- 16th March - While Ian Hepton, Rod Blake and Clive Hinton are in a mine, it explodes, leaving Ian injured and knocking Clive and Rod unconscious.
- 6th April - Jessica McAllister is born to Bernard and Angharad McAllister.
- 27th April - Pip Coulter goes missing.
- 2nd May - Steve Hawker breaks into 3 Demdyke Row and steals Joe Sugden's guns.
- 4th May - Pip Coulter is reported as a missing person by her parents, However, later Amos Brearly and Henry Wilks are held hostage at The Woolpack by Steve Hawker and Pip.
- 9th May - While Steve and Pip are running from the cops, they enter a barn with Sam Pearson. When PC Edwards enters the barn, Steve threatens to shoot Sam. Annie offers to trade her car for their gun, which he accepts.
- 11th May - Will Coulter attacks his wife Pam, leaving her hospitalised.
- 13th May - Nicola Blackstock is born to Rodney and Maureen Blackstock.
- 16th May - First appearance of Seth Armstrong.
- 18th May - Antony Moeketsi and the schoolchildren discover a skull.
- 25th May - Steve and Pip are arrested in Liverpool.
- 30th May - Sam discovers the skull found was of his great-great-grandmother.
- 8th June - A funeral is held for Hannah.
- 13th June - Pip is released on bail.
- 20th June - Tom Hawker discovers that Pip is pregnant with his grandchild after finding a letter from her.
- 22nd June - Phyllis Acaster and Leonard Purwick marry.
- 29th June - Matt and Dolly marry, as do Pip and Steve.
- 7th July - Ruby Haswell is born to Lindy Haswell.
- 14th September - Frankie Zorelli gets into a car accident.
- 19th September - Donald Hinton finds out his son has been arrested for smuggling drugs.
- 13th October - Paul Marsden born.
- 17th October - Henry Wilks discovers his aunt has died.
- 19th October - Matt collapses.
- 26th October - Marian Wilks returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 1975)
- 7th November - Some kids sets fires on Trevor Thatcher's land. One of them burns a building with pesticides in it, which kills the fish at Tony Vine's fish farm.
- 16th November - Trevor catches Seth & Sam poaching on his land. Marian returns to Rome. (Last appearance of the character until 1987)
Real life events
- 7th October - Susan Duerden (Claudia Nash) is born.
- 29th June - Emmerdale Farm takes a break and returns 5th September.
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