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- 3rd January - Dave Barnes breaks into No.1, convinced that Ken Barlow is having an affair with his wife.
- 10th January - Gail Potter starts work at Dawson's Cafe.
- 29th January - Deirdre Langton sells No.5 to Bert and Ivy Tilsley for £7,000. First appearance of Bert Tilsley.
- 20th February - Vikram Desai is born.
- 26th February - Elsie Tanner agrees to move to Torquay with Ron Mather.
- 28th February - Bert and Ivy Tilsley hold a housewarming party at No.5.
- 7th March - A lorry crashes into the front of the Rovers, shedding its load of timber. Tracy Langton is believed to be buried underneath the debris.
- 12th March - Following the lorry crash, the timber is cleared but Tracy Langton is not found under the debris. Someone has taken her.
- 14th March - Walking the streets and not knowing that Tracy Langton is safe, Deirdre contemplates suicide.
- 19th March - The police find Tracy Langton safe and well with Sally Norton and are able to reunite her with Deirdre.
- 21st March - Alf Roberts remains in a coma after the Rovers lorry crash.
- 26th March - Alf Roberts starts to make a slow recovery from his coma.
- 28th March - Mike Baldwin discharges himself from Weatherfield General and returns to the factory.
- 4th April - Brian Tilsley and Gail Potter become engaged.
- 9th April - Hilda Ogden returns from a trip away to discover a live chicken on her dining room table.
- 16th April - Gail Potter celebrates her twenty-first birthday and her engagement with a party at which her mother, Audrey is one of the guests (First appearance of the character).
- 24th April - Kelly Crabtree is born.
- 2nd May - Hilda Ogden is embarrassed when eggs from her own chickens that she gave to Ena Sharples turn out to be hard-boiled. Suzie Birchall had planted them in the coop to get back at Eddie Yeats.
- 23rd May - Brian Tilsley and Steve Fisher fight outside No.5.
- 2nd July - Len Fairclough surprises Rita Fairclough when he arrives at the caravan she is sharing with Bet Lynch in Morecambe, only to find two men there - Alec Keegan and Tony Ball.
- 4th July - Ivy Tilsley interferes in Brian and Gail Potter's engagement when she tells her son to ask Gail who Roy Thornley was - knowing full well that he was a married man who Gail had a fling with three years previously.
- 9th July - Brian Tilsley walks out on his mother Ivy after she stirs things up over Gail Potter's affair with Roy Thornley.
- 25th July - While insulating Betty Turpin's loft, Eddie Yeats invites an ex-cellmate from Walton Jail into her house for a cup of tea. Herbert Cook repays the kindness by stealing a carriage clock belonging to Betty.
- 24th October - Ray Langton informs Deirdre that he is filing for divorce and citing Ken Barlow as co-respondent.
- 5th November - Mavis Riley becomes the proud owner of a budgie after RSPCA man Harry Scott rescues the trapped bird from her chimney breast. She names it after him.
- 14th November - Preparing for her move to Torquay with Ron Mather, Elsie Tanner contacts an estate agent to deal with the sale of No.11, effectively evicting her lodger Suzie Birchall.
- 22nd November - John Stape is born.
- 28th November - Brian Tilsley marries Gail Potter. Jack Duckworth is a guest at the ceremony (First appearance of the character).
- 3rd December - Newlyweds Brian and Gail Tilsley set off for their honeymoon on the Isle of Man.
- 10th December - Final appearance of Steve Fisher.
- 19th December - Suzie Birchall loses her job at Baldwin's Casuals and leaves Weatherfield for London.
- 24th December - Elsie Tanner throws Ron Mather out of No.11 when he admits that he knows their boss, Pickering, has been groping Elsie and has done nothing about it.
- 26th December - Ivy Tilsley throws a Boxing Day party at No.5.
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