39th Birthday Gift. The Irish 50p Cufflinks were made as there were no other coins made that year. It means that they cufflinks, make a very unique set of cufflinks The 50p was a seven sided coin and featured the woodcock design. The coins are encased into the cufflinks and would be suitable for someone who wants something just a little bit different.
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Dublin beat Galway to become All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions
Cherl Cole (Singer)
Soft bifocal contact lenses
First Cabbage Patch Kids sold
James Joyce’s Women
Seatbelt use for drivers and front seat passengers becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.
The U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people
Unemployment rises in the US to 12 million the highest figure since 1941
Fianna Fail ministers were involved in ‘bugging’ conversations and in ‘tapping’ journalists’ phones. The scandal brings a series of resignations but Charles Haughey survives as party leader.
Ballymany Stud Farm, Co. Kildare: the champion racehorse ‘Shergar’ is kidnapped. Despite a nationwide search, ‘Shergar’ is never found.
After the kidnap of businessman Don Tidey, a soldier and Garda officer are killed in a shootout. Don Tidey is rescued unharmed.
RTÉ screens the first episode of a new series “Glenroe”. Starring Mick Lally and Joe Lynch as Dinny and Miley Byrne, it takes up where “Bracken” left off.
World Athletics Championships, 14 August 1983: Eamonn Coghlan wins the 5000m final.
Only You by the Flying Pickets is Christmas number 1.
Paul Young: Love Of The Common People
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams
Christy Moore: Don’t Forget Your Shovel
David Bowie: Modern Love
Bananarama: Cruel Summer
Van Morrison: Cry For Home
Michael Jackson: Beat It
New Order: Blue Monday
Phil Lynott: Old Town
Howard Jones: New Song
Paddy Reilly: Fields Of Athenry