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

1950 - Information and Events from 1950

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

Famous Irish people born that year include

Gabrielle Byrne (Actor)
Neil Jordan (Director)
Martin McGuiness (Politician/Sinn Fein)

Also, born that year were

Bill Murray (Actor)/Cybill Shepard (Actress)
Ed Harris (Actor)/Franco Harris (Athlete)
Jay Leno (American Talk Show Host)/Jeremy Paxman (Presenter of Political Shows)
Karen Carpenter (Musician)/Mark Spitz (Swimmer)
Nora Roberts (Author)/Richard Branson (Businessman)
Stevie Wonder (Singer)/William Hurt (Actor)

Inventions in 1950  included

Diners Credit Card
First TV Remote Control is marketed

Famous Irish movies included

The Quiet Man

Also that year

Uruguay wins the 1950 World Cup in Brazil
Communist China provides additional military forces to Communist North Korea
North Korea invades South Korea capturing Seoul
Great Brinks Robbery on January 17th in Boston
President Truman approved U.S. construction of the hydrogen bomb
US Defense Production Act starts wage and price controls.
US leads UN in Korean War
Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy
The Eastern United States suffers 7 days of Blizzard Conditions and strong winds leaving more than 1 million homes without power.
Chinese invasion of Tibet
12 nations agree to the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization / NATO for the defense of the United States and Europe.
Formation of the Warsaw Pact in answer to the wests NATO
Volcanic cloud kills 5000 in Mount Lamington, New Guinea
Albert Einstein warns that nuclear war could lead to mutual destruction
In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races
President Harry Truman sends United States military personnel to Vietnam to aid French forces
First TV remote control, Zenith Radio's Lazy Bones is marketed
Diners Club Issues First Credit Cards
President Truman authorizes production of hydrogen bomb
8 million homes in the US now own Televisions
Violent storms and a tornado devastate southern England
Earthquake and floods in Assam, India - 574 deaths, 5,000,000 believed homeless
President Harry S. Truman places America’s railroads under the control of the U.S. Army
The British Labour party wins the 1950 general election
Petrol Rationing Ends in Great Britain after 11 years
Fangio wins the Monaco Grand Prix his first Grand Prix of a total of 24 Grand Prix victories


1950 - Videos from 1950