- Julie Carp is born. Her mother is fourteen-year-old Paula Carp. Julie doesn't find out that her father is Colin Grimshaw until 2009.
- 8th January - Victoria Arden is born.
- 24th January - Tracy Langton is born to Ray and Deirdre Langton. Ashley Peacock is also born. He is raised by Sam and Beryl Peacock, although his real parents are Fred Elliott and Kathleen Gutteridge. He doesn't find out about his true parentage until 1999.
- 21st February - Janet Barlow dies of a drug overdose.
- March - Ray Langton buys 5 Coronation Street from Mike Baldwin and the Langtons move into the house. Bet Lynch is forced out and moves into the shop flat.
- 20th April - Len Fairclough and Rita Littlewood marry.
- 17th August - Mavis Riley's domineering Auntie Edie dies in her bed while Mavis is at work.
- 19th October - Deirdre Langton is assaulted under the viaduct in Viaduct Street.
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