South Korean History (Part 2)

South Korea: Busan - Daegu - Daejeon - Gwangju - Incheon - Seoul

Historical Events

  • 2015-01-31 Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2015-12-28 Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation
  • 2016-01-26 Cold snap across East Asia leads to more than 50 deaths and 60,000 travellers stranded in South Korea
  • 2016-03-01 South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill
  • 2016-08-10 South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-20 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2016-08-28 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Green CC: Ariya Jutanugam of Thailand wins by 4 from Kim Sei-young of South Korea
  • 2016-10-11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-11-20 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President

1st Female President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
1st Female President of South Korea
Park Geun-hye

United <b>Nations</b>United Nations

2017-01-01 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
  • 2017-03-10 South Korean judges uphold parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye
  • 2017-03-30 Ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested in corruption investigation
  • 2017-04-02 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Ryu So-yeon of South Korea wins 2nd major in a playoff with Lexi Thompson who had earlier been penalised 4 strokes
  • 2017-05-09 Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after a snap election to replace Park Geun-hye

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-05-30 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in

  • 2017-07-16 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin
  • 2017-08-06 British Open Women's Golf, Kingbarns GC: South Korean In-Kyung Kim wins by 2 strokes from Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England
  • 2017-08-25 Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea
  • 2017-08-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee
  • 2017-11-07 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • 2017-12-05 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping
  • 2018-01-05 North Korea accepts South Korean invitation for high-level talks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-02-09 XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea

Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Snowboarder
Chloe Kim

Conference meetingMeeting 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

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • 2018-04-27 Historic Korean summit, the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end Korean war and rid peninsula of nuclear weapons
  • 2018-05-15 North Korea threatens to pull out of summit with US and South Korea saying it can "not hide our feeling of repugnance" towards US security advisor John Bolton

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

2018-05-24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-05-27 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin
  • 2018-07-01 PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
  • 2018-07-08 South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic
  • 2018-07-19 Russian ship Dmitri Donskoii, with possible cargo of gold coins is discovered in waters between South Korea and Japan where it sunk in 1905
  • 2018-09-19 Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 191 of 191

  • 1978-02-21 Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • 1978-02-21 Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress, born in Danyang County, South Korea
  • 1978-04-24 Kim Hyun-ju, South Korean actress, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • 1978-10-04 Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor
  • 1978-11-22 Karen O [Orzolek], American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1979-01-08 Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer, born in Jeongseon County, South Korea
  • 1979-02-22 Lee Na-young, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979-03-28 Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress
  • 1979-05-10 Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • 1979-06-27 Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979-06-28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979-07-24 Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1979-07-28 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • 1979-10-10 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979-10-11 Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1980-03-04 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
  • 1980-03-13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • 1980-03-20 Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
  • 1980-03-29 Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • 1980-04-05 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • 1980-04-17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player, born in Seoul
  • 1980-05-09 Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor
  • 1980-05-25 Jae Hee, South Korean actor (Sassy Girl Chun-hyang), born in Seoul
  • 1980-07-26 Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor, born in Gangnam District, Seoul
  • 1980-08-09 Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
  • 1980-09-13 Han Chae-young, South Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1980-10-30 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea
  • 1980-11-02 Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981-01-18 Kang Dong-won, South Korean model & actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1981-02-18 Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981-02-25 Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1981-03-03 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981-03-03 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981-03-19 Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model
  • 1981-07-28 Jo In Sung, South Korean actor (What Happened in Bali), born in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong District, South Korea
  • 1981-08-15 Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
  • 1981-10-27 Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress (No Mercy), born in South Korea
  • 1981-10-30 Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress (My Sassy Girl), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981-11-06 Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981-12-25 Meena Lee, South Korean golfer (Canadian Open 2005), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • 1982-01-04 Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • 1982-01-11 Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress, born in Sang-dong, South Korea
  • 1982-02-02 Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
  • 1982-02-26 Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model & actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1982-04-17 Lee Joon-gi, South Korean actor and model, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1982-06-25 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • 1982-07-13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982-09-25 Hyun Bin, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1983-10-09 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • 1983-10-25 Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress (The Bow), born in South Korea
  • 1983-11-16 K [Kang Yoon-sung], South Korean singer, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • 1983-12-21 Steven Yeun, Korean American actor (The Walking Dead), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1984-02-10 Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1984-04-05 Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress
  • 1984-04-19 Lee Da-Hae, South Korean actress (My Girl), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1984-05-03 Nam Sang-mi, South Korean actress and model, born in Yeongju, South Korea
  • 1984-06-29 Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model, born in Gwangju, South Korea
  • 1984-10-03 Yoon Eun Hye, South Korean actress
  • 1984-11-12 Sandara Park, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1984-11-17 Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • 1985-01-05 Yoon So-yi, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1985-01-17 Kangin [Kim Young-woon], South Korean singer, dancer, actor and DJ (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1985-02-13 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress, born in South Korea
  • 1985-11-23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986-01-22 Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986-10-06 Yoo Ah-in, South Korean actor (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1986-11-05 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • 1986-12-29 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress, born in Suncheon, South Korea
  • 1987-02-10 Choi Si Won, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1987-05-06 Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
  • 1987-08-21 Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1987-11-04 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1988-06-13 In-Kyung Kim, South Korean golfer (British Open 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1988-07-12 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer (7 major titles; US Open 2008, 13), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1988-08-18 G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1989-09-27 Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
  • 1990-04-08 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), born in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 2017)
  • 1990-06-29 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1990-09-05 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • 1991-11-10 Inseong Cho, South Korean actor
  • 1992-08-10 Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress
  • 1992-12-04 Jin [Kim Seok-jin] Korean vocalist (BTS), born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • 1993-01-21 Sei Young Kim, South Korean golfer (PGA Women's C'ship 2020; LPGA 72-hole scoring record 257), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1993-03-09 Suga [Min Yoon-gi], Korean rapper and songwriter (BTS), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1993-09-21 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean golfer, (US Open 2017; Women's PGA C'ship 2018), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1994-02-18 J-Hope [Jung Ho-seok] South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Gwangju, South Korea,
  • 1994-09-12 RM [Kim Nam-joon], South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Ilsan, South Korea

Person of interestJimin

1995-10-13 Jimin [Park Ji-min], South Korean singer-songwriter (BTS), born in Busan, South Korea

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin
  • 1995-12-30 V [Kim Tae-hyung] South Korean singer-songwriter (BTS), born in Daegu, South Korea

Person of interestLydia Ko

1997-04-24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 1997-09-01 Jungkook [Jeon Jung-kook], South Korean pop singer-songwriter (BTS - "Euphoria"), born in Busan, South Korea

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths