17 Aug 50th Birthday For Men – 1971 Coin Cufflinks
Shout out to anyone looking for a gift for someone in their lives born in 1971.
This was a special year in Ireland due to the fact that decimalization happened. We moved away from the ‘old money’ – Threepence, Sixpence, Crown and moved to pence and pounds in 1971.
In Ireland they minted millions of new coins and we were able to get our hands on 1971 mint 1/2p coins which we made into Cufflinks. These are genuine (not so old) Irish coins which are 50 years this year and we think they are beautiful. Fantastic conversation starter and a special gift for life.
Link to 1971
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1971 – INFORMATION AND EVENTS FROM 1971
Holy Night by Tommy Drennan is Chrismas number 1.
Other 1971 songs
T. Rex – Get It On
Angela Farrell – One Day Love-Eurovision entry
Clodagh Rogers – Jack in the Box
Severine – Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Offaly won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions. Offaly win by 1-14 to 2-8. Galway
Tipp win the Hurling Final by 5-17 to 5-1 Kilkenny
BORN THAT YEAR WERE
Minnie Driver (Actress)
Lance Armstrong (Cyclist)
Mariah Carey (Singer)
INVENTIONS IN 1971 INCLUDED
The dot-matrix printer invented.
The food processor invented.
The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason.
The microprocessor invented by Faggin, Hoff and Mazor.
VCR or videocassette invented.
FAMOUS IRISH MOVIES INCLUDED
Flight of the Doves
ALSO THAT YEAR
In May, the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement leads a cross-Border protest against the Republic’s ban on contraception.
Cigarette advertising is banned on television this year.
The nation has a booming drinks trade in 1971 . Across rural Ireland, there is one pub for every 250 people.
On 9 August, the NI government introduces internment without trial.
1971 Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda. The former army officer promotes himself to President after a military coup in the Central African country.
China is admitted to the United Nations UN
A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts
Decimalisation in United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.
Ireland hosts the Eurovision Song Contest in April. RTE prepares for its first-ever live colour TV production.
Cigarette advertising is banned on television this year..Across rural Ireland, there is one pub for every 250 people.