Pyongyang in History

North Korea: Kaesong

Historical Events

  • 1950-10-19 UN forces enter Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
  • 1950-11-04 US troops vacate Pyongyang, North Korea

Summit of Interest

2000-06-13 South Korean President Kim Dae-jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang

  • 2016-03-16 US college student Otto Warmbier is sentenced to 15 years hard labour for trying to steal a political poster, in Pyongyang, North Korea

Meeting of Interest

2018-03-05 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang

  • 2018-09-19 Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation

Meeting of Interest

2019-06-20 Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years

Famous Birthdays

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un (39 years old)

1983-01-08 Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang, North Korea

  • 1987-09-26 Kim Yo-jong, North Korean politician, younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un, born in Pyongyang, North Korea