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  • 1939 | Irish Sixpence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    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 cufflinks year you choose will have the year 1939 on it Share About the year 1939 Information and Events from 1939 Kerry won the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Famous Irish people born that year include Seamus Heaney Poet Also born that year were Dusty Springfield Singer Joe Kapp American Footballer John Cleese Comedian John Howard Prime Minister of Australia Peter Fonda Actor Tina Turner Singer Tom Harkin US Politician Inventions in 1939 included Helicopter Electron microscope Famous Irish movies included Hell s Kitchen Irish Luck Also that year Germany and the Soviet Union attacked Poland and Britain France India Australia and new Zealand declared war on Germany on September 3rd the United States decided to remain neutral but did begin rearming for war which helped end the great depression Dictator Francisco Franco conquers Madrid ending the Spanish Civil War Last public execution in France murderer Eugene Weidmann is decapitated by the guillotine Albert Einstein writes President Franklin Roosevelt about developing the Atomic Bomb using Uranium

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  • 1940 | Irish Threepence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    Jack Nicklaus US Golfer John Lennon Beatles Martin Sheen Actor Mario Andretti Athlete Patricia Schroeder US Congresswoman Inventions in 1940 included Colour TV Famous Irish movies included The Fighting 69 th Little Nellie Kelly Three Cheers for the Irish Also that year Word War II Germany and Italy agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom Germany invades Denmark and Norway German forces invade France and Luxembourg Belgium and Netherlands Germany bombs Paris killing mostly civilians including school children Britain Creates The Home Guard to act as the first line of defence in case of invasion Dunkirk nine days evacuation in May of British Expeditionary Force Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom The Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings are discovered in France Axis Powers win The Battle Of France and Take control of France Following the German invasion and occupation of France Britain opened fire on the French fleet killing 1 200 French sailors The battle of Britain begins with the German Luftwaffe attempting gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force RAF Winston Churchill makes a number of speeches after becoming Prime Minister that inspire the British People We Shall Fight Them On The Beaches and on August 20th Never in the field of human conflict was so much The Queen Mary The Mauritania and The Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liners are put into service as troop carriers The bombing of cities in England including Coventry and London leads to the bombing of Hamburg and other cities in Germany Germany starts it s Blitz on London on September 7th with 300 German bombers in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing Selective Training and Service Act signed into law as first peacetime military draft in United States history Other Franklin D Roosevelt wins the

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  • 1942 | Irish Sixpence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    have the year 1942 on it Share About the year 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

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  • 1943 | Irish Threepence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    Richards Rolling Stones Michael Palin Actor Mick Jagger Rolling Stones Robert De Niro Actor Inventions in 1943 included Biro Teflon Synthetic Rubber Silly Putty Famous Irish movies included N a Also that year World War II The Pentagon considered to be the world s largest office building is completed In the United States it is announced that shoe rationing Canned food meat cheese butter and cooking oils will go into effect German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Krakow German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces British deception plan The Man Who Never Was or Operation Mincement executed Mussolini Resigns in Italy and Surrender Of Italy is announced on September 8th Budapest more than 2 000 citizens sent to Concentration Camps America takes control of Guadalcanal The Allied leaders of Britain the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the first time in Iran The Dambuster Raids by RAF 617 Sqdn on 17th May on German dams Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising against the Nazi s The British and Americans bomb Hamburg on July 24th causing a firestorm that kills 42 000 German civilians Future President Lt John F Kennedy s command the PT

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  • 1945 | Irish Sixpence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    The cufflinks year you choose will have the year 1945 on it Share About the year 1945 Information and Events from 1945 Cork the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Tipperary won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Famous Irish people born that year include Van Morrison Singer John Banville Writer Brenda Fricker Actress Also born that year were Helen Mirren Actress Ken Livingstone British Politician Bette Midler Singer Mia Farrow

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  • 1947 | Irish Sixpence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    Information and Events from 1947 Cavan the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Born that year were Alan Sugar Businessman Ann Beattie Writer Anne Archer Actress Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor and Politician Billy Crystal Musician Camilla Parker Bowles Fiance of Prince Charles Camille Paglia American Author Carlos Santana Singer Salman Rushdie British Novelist Stephen King Author Susan Lucci Actress Ted Danson Actor Tom Daschle American Politician Danielle Steele Writer David Bowie Singer David Letterman American Talk Show Host Elton John Singer Inventions in 1947 included Mobile Phones Transistor Tupperware Seal Famous Irish movies included Captain Boycott I See a Dark Stranger My Wild Irish Rose Odd Man Out Also that year Ferrari begins production of Italian sports cars after having been involved in motor racing since 1929 UFO allegedly found on July 7th in the Roswell UFO incident Polaroid Land Camera Demonstrated giving photos in 60 seconds The United Nations votes in favor of the creation of an Independent Jewish State of Israel First Of The Dead Sea Scrolls Found in caves near Wadi Qumran The US Gives 400 million in aid to Greek and Turkish governments to help fight the growth in communism

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  • 1948 | Irish Threepence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    Cooper American Singer Cat Stevens Singer David Davis Conservative MP Donna Karan Fashion Designer Ian McEwan Author James Taylor Singer Jeremy Irons Actor Ozzy Osbourne Singer Samuel L Jackson Actor William Gibson Science Fiction Writer Prince Charles UK Royalty Inventions in 1948 included Frisbee Velcro Jukebox Famous Irish movies included The Luck of the Irish The Time of Your Life Also that year Nationalisation of UK railways to form British Railways Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered on 26th January by a Hindu extremist Israel is declared as an independent state The Land Rover Series I is shown for the first time at the Amsterdam Car Show Western European Treaty is signed The Foreign Assistance Act The Marshall Plan is agreed to provide more than 13 billion in aid to war torn Europe between 1948 and 1951 The UN creates the WHO World Health Organization The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration on Human Rights British National Health Service Act creating the NHS Created India attacks the Pakistan City of Hyderabad Instances of Polio Infantile Paralysis increase around the world The United States and Great Britain begins a massive airlift of food water and medicine on

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  • 1949 | Irish Sixpence Cufflinks | Birthday Cufflinks
    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

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