October 26, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.

Birthdays in History

  • Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)

Deaths in History

  • Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated