Irish Sixpence Cufflinks

€99.00

60th 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

1958 - Information and Events from 1958

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

Born that year include

Feargal Sharkey (Singer)
Adrian Dunbar (Actor)
Alec Baldwin (Actor)
Andie MacDowell (Actress)
Belinda Carlisle (Singer)
Gary Oldman (Actor)
Holly Hunter (Actress)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Actress)
Kate Bush (Singer)
Kevin Bacon (Actor)
Madonna (Singer)
Michael Flatley (Riverdance)
Michael Jackson (Singer)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Actress)
Tim Robbins (Actor/Singer)

Inventions in 1958 included

Modem
Laser
Hula Hoop
Integrated Circuit

Famous Irish movies included

The Last Hurray
Rooney

Also that year

NASA North American Space Agency is formed
14 year old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Championship.
Munich air disaster on February 6th 1958 - 21 dead, including 7 Manchester United Players
Toyota and Datsun Cars go on sale in The US
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union
US passenger jet flights start with a National Airlines Boeing 707
The first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service begins with flights between London and New York on the new British Comet Jet
Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole
Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army.
General Charles de Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France.
Brazil wins the 1958 World Cup in Sweden
The Microchip co-invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductors later developed and marketed in US by Intel

Popular Culture 1958

The Wham-O company introduces the Hula Hoop; over 100 million are sold.
The Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" opens in London, with Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins, and Julie Andrews playing Eliza Doolittle

Popular Films

The Bridge on the River Kwai
South Pacific
Gigi
King Creole
Vertigo

Popular TV Programmes

Candid Camera
The Ed Sullivan Show
Come Dancing
The Jack Benny Show
Panorama
Alfred Hitchcock Presents