Irish Sixpence Cufflinks

€69.00

70th 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

1949 - Information and Events from 1949

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

Born that year were

Arsene Wenger (Arsenal Football Club Manager)
Benjamin Netanyahu (Former Israeli Prime Minister)
Billy Joel (Musician)/Bruce Springsteen (Musician)
Don Johnson (Actor)/Gloria Gaynor (Singer)
Jeff Bridges (Actor)/Ken Wilber (Philosopher)
Larry Holmes (American Athlete)/Larry Wall (Canadian Author)
Lionel Richie (Musician)/Meryl Streep (Actress)
Mike Schmidt (Athlete)
Peter Agre (American Biologist)
Peter McWilliams (Author)
Richard Gere (Actor)
Ron Wyden (US Politician)
Sigourney Weaver (Actress)
Tom Waits (Musician)
Whoopi Goldberg (Actress)

Inventions in 1949 included

Cake mix
The first automatic street lights are installed in New Milford, Connecticut

Famous Irish movies included

Champion
The Story of Seabiscuits

Also that year

6.75 Richter scale earthquake in Ecuador kills 6000 and destroys 50 towns
Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Established
Federal Republic of Germany officially founded
Indonesia gains it's independence From Netherlands
Berlin Airlift officially comes to an end on May 12th
The Communist People’s Republic of China is proclaimed under Mao Tse Tung.
Republic of China / Taiwan on the island of Formosa comes into being following the defeat by Mao Tse Tung
The Geneva Convention is agreed providing an agreement on the treatment of prisoners
Newfoundland Joins Canada Confederation
NBA National Basketball Association NBA Comes Into Being Find Out More About More The History, Origins and Growth Of Basketball including origins, star players, growth, and the modern game.
RCA Perfects a system for broadcasting color television
First Polaroid Camera sold for $89.95
President Harry S. Truman authorizes $16 million in aid for Palestinian refugees
The Emmy Awards for US Television first presented
First Volkswagen Beetle The Peoples Car sold in US
The first car with a Porsche badge is shown
De-Havilland Comet first commercial passenger jet airliner test flight
Apartheid Made official Policy of National party in South Africa


1949 - Videos from 1949