85th Birthday Gift. The 1937 Irish schilling is 75% silver and is a very rare year for Irish coins as there were only 100,000 of these coins minted. This series of coins were the last coins before Ireland became a republic and removed the words ‘Saor Stat’.
Click on the description box for more information and events of the year 1937!
Kerry won the All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Tipperary won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
John Hume (Politician)
Anthony Hopkins (Actors)/Bill Cosby (Comedian)
Colin Powell (US Secretary of State)/Dustin Hoffman (Actor)
Jack Nicholson (Actor)/Jane Fonda (Actress)
Madeline Albright (US Secretary of State)/Mary Tyler Moore (TVStar)
Morgan Freeman (Politician)/Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigerian President)
Robert Redford (Actor)/Saddam Hussein (President of Iraq)
Shirley Bassey (Singer)/Warren Beatty (Actor)
In the US Amelia Mary Earhart mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigation flight
The German airship Hindenburg bursts into flames while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second term
King George VI becomes the British Monarch when he is crowned on May 12th at Westminster Abbey.
Former King OF England King Edward VIII marries Wallis Warfield Simpson
Japanese forces capture the city of Nanking in China and massacre of an estimated 200,000
The Memorial Day Massacre takes place when Ten union demonstrators are killed when police open fire on union protesters in Chicago
One percent of wages Deductions from US employers and Employees to provide Old Age Insurance Benefits
Japan Invades China and seizes Peking, Tietsin, Nanjing, Shanghai and Hangchow
Kiichiro Toyoda founds the Toyota Motor Company in Japan