Kim Jong-il

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il Full Name: Kim Jong-il

Profession: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Why Famous: Ranked 31st in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People.

Born: February 16, 1942
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: December 17, 2011 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: A suspected heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Kim Jong-il

  • 2000-06-13 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 2009-08-04 Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

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