- Del Dingle born.
- Latisha Daggert born.
- 27th January - Sandie Merrick reveals her pregnancy to Annie Sugden.
- 3rd February - Jackie Merrick beats up Andy Longthorn when he discovers Andy is the father of Sandie Merrick's baby. Sandie tells her mother she is pregnant. Pat pleads with her to have an abortion.
- 15th February - Andy Longthorn proposes to Sandie Merrick but she rejects.
- 17th February - Sandie Merrick moves to Aberdeen to live with her father. (Last appearance of the character until 1984)
- 22nd February - Jock MacDonald returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 1981)
- 27th February - Alicia Harding is born to Yvonne Harding.
- 12th April - A group of rustlers try to steal cattle from Emmerdale Farm. Jack Sugden confronts them with a shotgun, but it is knocked out of his hands. One of them pins Jack to the ground, but he hits them in the head with a rock.
- 5th May - Samuel Skilbeck's christening takes place.
- 17th May - Edward Ruskin returns to the village without his wife. (First appearance of the character since 1975)
- 24th May - Edward Ruskin leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
- 4th October - First appearance of Mike Conrad.
- 6th October - Joe Sugden leaves the village to work in France. (Last appearance of the character until 1984)
- 20th October - Barbara Peters leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
- November - Louise Merrick born.
- 15th November - Archie Brooks arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 24th November - The funeral of Amos Brearly's uncle takes place.
- 6th December - First appearance of Harry Mowlam.
- 12th December - Marc Reynolds is born to Sean and Angie Reynolds.
Real life events
- 31st January - James Sutton (Ryan Lamb) born.
- 14th March - Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi (Leyla Harding) born.
- 31st March - Anthony Lewis (Marc Reynolds) born.
- 18th May - Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde) born.
- 16th June - Emmerdale Farm takes a break and returns 13th September.
- 19th June - Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt) born.
- 29th September - Anne W. Gibbons's last episode as producer airs.
- 4th October - Richard Handford's first episode as producer airs.
- 26th December - Sally Oliver (Lexi King) born.
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