- 21st January - NY Estates sells its land in Beckindale and fires it's workforce there, including Joe Sugden, Alan Turner and Caroline Bates.
- 27th January - During his stag night, Jackie Merrick is shocked when his father makes an appearance. (First appearance of Tom Merrick since 1986)
- 28th January - A pipe bursts and the ceiling caves in at the Bates's cottage.
- 3rd February - Jackie Merrick and Kathy Bates marry.
- 10th February - Tom Merrick leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
- 17th February - Joe Sugden and Alan Turner win Home Farm at an auction.
- 10th March - Jock MacDonald crashes Alan Turner's Land Rover into a verge.
- 17th March - Sandie Merrick discovers she is pregnant.
- 24th March - Alan Turner is arrested for drink driving.
- 31st March - Sandie Merrick suffers a miscarriage.
- 7th April - First appearance of Sarah Connolly.
- 11th May - Nick Bates crashes his tractor into Archie Brooks's caravan.
- 18th May - Annie Sugden arrives at Crossgill Farm to see one of the rooms on fire.
- 19th May - Phil Pearce saves Annie Sugden from the fire at Crossgill Farm.
- 8th June - Phil Pearce attacks Stephen Fuller, believeing he was seducing his girlfriend Sandie.
- 30th June - Nick Bates prevents a robbery at the Beckindale Shop and Post Office.
- 14th July - Ruth Pennington splits from Joe Sugden and leaves the village to marry her fiance Liam. (Final appearance of the character)
- 27th July - Marian Rosetti returns to visit her father. (First appearance of the character since 1987)
- 24th August - First appearance of Kate Hughes. Amos's brother Ezra turns up suddenly.
- 25th August - First appearance of Denis Rigg.
- 1st September - Jack Sugden moves with Marian Rosetti back to Rome, taking his son Robert with him. (Last appearance of Jack and Robert Sugden until 1989 and final appearance of Marian Rosetti)
- 7th September - First appearances of Mark and Rachel Hughes.
- 24th November - Stephen Fuller dies offscreen after being killed by a falling tree.
- 7th December - Stephen Fuller's funeral takes place.
- 22nd December - Home Farm is burgled by Nick Bates, Phil Pearce and Eric Pollard.
Real life events
- 26th February - Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) born.
- 24th March - Michael Russell's last episode as producer airs.
- 30th March - Stuart Doughty's first episode as producer airs.
- 11th August - Adam Thomas (Adam Barton) born.
- 16th September - Sophie Powles (Holly Barton) born.
- 4th November - Marc Silcock (Josh Hope, Jackson Walsh) born.
- 15th December - Emily Head (Rebecca White) is born.
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