- Danny Daggert born.
- Emma Cairns born.
- Eve Jenson born.
- Lee Naylor born.
- Rachel Breckle born.
- 17th January - Jackie Merrick, Archie Brooks and Mike Conrad steal Harry Mowlam's motorbike.
- 24th January - Jackie Merrick falls off his motorbike, dodging Harry Mowlam who tries to run him over.
- 26th January - Jackie Merrick gets into a fight with a motorbike gang after selling them a dodgy motorbike. Harry Mowlam leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1985)
- 31st January - Alan Turner gets a surprise when his estranged wife turns up.
- 21st February - First appearance of Caroline Bates.
- 28th February - First appearance of Bill Middleton.
- 20th March - Tom Merrick returns to the village with daughter Sandie and friend Derek Warner. (First appearance of Tom Merrick since 1982, Sandie Merrick since 1983 and Derek Warner since 1980)
- 4th March - Leyla Harding is born to Yvonne Harding.
- 18th March - Ross Kirk is born.
- 19th March - Final appearance of Andy Longthorn.
- 5th April - The Woolpack cooker causes an explosion. Derek Warner leaves the village. (Last appearance of the character until 1985)
- 3rd May - Caroline Bates's dog is shot by Jackie Merrick.
- 14th June - Final appearance of John Tuplin.
- 4th September - Nathan Wylde is born to Mark and Natasha Wylde.
- 11th September - First appearances of Karen Moore and Alison Caswell.
- 19th September - Dawn Woods is born to Bob and Jean Hope.
- 20th September - Amos Brearly is arrested for selling alcohol outside of trading hours.
- 16th October - Tom Merrick's trial takes place. He receives a prison sentence. (Last appearance of the character until 1985)
- 22nd November - Sam Pearson dies in his sleep after winning a pumpkin growing competition earlier in the day. (Final appearance of the character)
- 27th November - Annie Sugden discovers her father has passed away in the night. Joe Sugden returns to the village after hearing of his grandfather's passing. (First appearance of the character since 1983)
- 29th November - Sam Pearson's funeral takes place
Real life eventsEdit
- 17th January - Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden) born.
- 25th January - Raine Davison (the first Eve Jenson) born.
- 9th March - Joseph Gilgun (Eli Dingle) born.
- 14th April - Anthony Quinlan (Pete Barton) born.
- 24th May - The last episode written by Kevin Laffan airs.
- 14th June - Emmerdale Farm takes a break and returns 11th September.
- 27th September - Toke Townley (Sam Pearson) dies. Sophie Jeffrey (the first Donna Windsor) born.
- 15th October - Christopher Smith (the second Robert Sugden) born.
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