50th Birthday present

Down won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions 
Tipperary won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions 

Famous Irish people born that year include:
Barry McGuigan (Boxer)

Also, born that year were:
Barack Obama (President of US)

Inventions in 1961 included 
Valium
Nondairy creamer

Also that year
John F. Kennedy inaugurated as President of the United States 
Britain applies for membership of the EEC
Construction of the Berlin Wall commences
The Pony become a popular dance 

We have cufflinks made from old Irish threepence coins from 1961 which make a perfect 50th Birthday present