- 1949 - Hilary Potts born.
- 1974 - Janie Blakey discovers she is pregnant.
- 1991 - Henry Wilks receives news that his son-in-law Paolo Rosetti is dead. Charity Dingle's newborn son is revived, but Charity leaves the hospital before she can be told her son is alive.
- 2004 - A storm takes hold of Emmerdale, leaving Tricia Dingle and Ashley Thomas critically injured.
- 2006 - Paul Lambert is set upon by homophobic thugs.
- 2007 - Toni Daggert leaves the village.
- 2008 - The funeral of Rosemary King takes place, however, it is disrupted when Matthew King tries to fill in the grave before the coffin is interred.
- 2009 - Donna Windsor-Dingle reveals to her husband Marlon that she had an affair with Ross Kirk.
- 2015 - Lachlan White suffers a seizure when he agrees to get high on drugs with Belle Dingle.
- 2016 - Following the news that Ross Barton and Andy Sugden were both involved in Robert Sugden's shooting, Debbie Dingle leaves the village with hers (and Andy's) children Sarah and Jack.
- 2018 - Sam Dingle and Lydia Hart are arrested for attempting to steal badgers after Tom Waterhouse calls the police on them.
- 2019 - Cain Dingle is violently attacked by Isaac Nuttall and his friends.
- 2020 - Victoria Sugden gives birth to a son, whom she names Harry.
- 1919 - Sheila Mercier (Annie Brearly) born.
- 1997 - Emmerdale adds a permanent Wednesday night episode.
- 2008 - Emmerdale airs its first regularly hour-long Tuesday episode, with each of these episodes having a title, a practice that lasted until August the same year.
Episodes were broadcast on 1st January on the following years:
- 1970s - 1973, 1974
- 1980s - None
- 1990s - 1991, 1997, 1998
- 2000s - 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- 2010s - 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
- 2020s - 2020, 2021