- Joan Walker is born.
- 8th January - Linda Tanner is born.
- 5th March - Norris Cole is born.
- 6th March - Jed Stone is born.
- 23rd April - Sheila Birtles is born.
- 4th May - Bet Lynch is born.
- June - Sam Burgess is killed at Dunkirk. His widow Alice leavesWeatherfield for a new life in the countryside.
- 29th June - Brendan Scott is born.
- 23rd July - Audrey Potter is born.
- 22nd December - Sidney Hayes is killed when caught in an air raid in Gas Street, Marjorie Barlow is also killed when a brick wall falls on her while she and Albert Tatlock rescue Ken and Ida Barlow. The department store where she worked, Baxendale's, burns down in the same air-raid.
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