Irish Sixpence Cufflinks

€59.00

75th Birthday Gift Irish Sixpence Cufflinks. The Irish 6d sixpence or in Irish the 'reul', depicts a Irish wolfhound and the inscription of the value in the Irish script alphabet, while the obverse features the Irish Harp. The coins were last minted in 1968, hold cursor over photo for a closer look

The year on the coin you receive will be the specific year of the listing

1942 - Information and Events from 1942

Dublin won the All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Cork won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Barbra Streisand (Singer)
Billy Connelly (Comedian)
Calvin Klein (Fashion Designer)
Donna Mills (Actress)
Muhammad Ali (American Boxer)
Neil Kinnock (Former Labour Party Leader)
Paul McCartney (Singer with Beatles)
Harrison Ford (Actor)
Bob Hoskins (Actor)

Inventions in 1942 included

Electronic digital computer
Turboprop engine
Duct tape
First nuclear reactor built in Chicago
Instant coffee introduced

Famous Irish movies included

Gentleman Jim
The Miracle Kid
Yankee Doodle Dandy

Also that year

World War II
The minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18.
 
French Admiral Jean de Laborde scuttles the French fleet anchored in Toulon harbor, in order to keep it out of German hands.
British asked to bathe in 5 inches of water or less to help the war effort.Singapore Surrenders to the Japanese

The K9 corps begins training dogs for use in warfare
The Battle of Midway when Japanese attacked Midway and due to US strategy was a resounding success for US Forces which resulted in the loss of 322 aircraft and 3,500 men from the Japanese Navy.
Canada interns Japanese Canadians as possible security threats by evoking the War Measures Act.

In the US Car Makers switch from making cars to making War Materials
 
26 countries agree to create the United nations

Popular Films

Road to Morocco, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour


1942 - Videos from 1942