Perfect 36th Birthday Gift. 1985 Irish Copper Penny Coins. These unique cufflinks are made from genuine old Irish 1 Penny coins. An image of an ornamental bird, adapted from the Book of Kells, held in Trinity College in Dublin, features on the obverse side of the coin. The other cufflinks features the Irish Harp, a symbol of the history, culture and heritage of the Emerald Isle. These cufflinks are made by hand not machine, the coins are inset into the cufflinks and come in a beautiful silver presentation box. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products. Give a piece of history as a gift today..
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Kerry won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Offaly won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions
Michael Phelps (Swimmer)
Michelle Trachtenberg (Actress)
Windows program invented by Microsoft
The Italian Cruise Liner “Achille Lauro ” is hijacked by Palestinian Terrorists
Crowd violence erupts during the European Cup Final at Heysel Stadium in Brussels causing a wall to collapse killing 39 football fans.
An Air India Boeing 747 crashes into the Atlantic. A terrorist bomb is the suspected cause. All 329 people on board are killed.
Dozens of soccer supporters are crushed to death when Liverpool fans riot at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. The European Cup Final is a disaster.
Pressure grows for divorce legislation but the government defers a referendum until next year.
After the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Party leader. His policy of ‘glasnost’ (openness) brings change to the Soviet Union.
Cork Celebates 800 years as a chartered City
In Rugby Ireland win the Triple Crown, they beat England 13-10
In April, Dennis Taylor wins the Embassy World Snooker Championship, beating the heavily favoured Steve Davis on the black ball in a final often described as one of the sport’s greatest snooker games.
October 25 – The first commercial flight departs from Knock Airport.
13 July 1985 is a day to remember. Bob Geldof organises Live Aid at Wembley. Ireland is the highest ‘per capita’ donor. Billed as the “global jukebox”, the event was held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.
It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated 2 billion viewers, across 60 countries, watched the live broadcast.
The Irish Christmas number 1 is Dermot Morgan with ‘ Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood’
1985 popular songs
Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel
The Concerned: Show Some Concern
Simple Minds: Alive And Kicking
U2 : The Unforgettable Fire
Fergal Sharkey: A Good Heart
Smiths: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Cure: Close To Me
Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule…
Nik Kershaw: The Riddle