On This Day

Kim Jong-un

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un

Profession: Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea

Nationality:
North Korea
North Korean

Why Famous: The son of Kim Jong-il and the grandson of Kim Il-sung, he is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Born in 1983 he is the first North Korean leader born after the country's founding and the world's youngest head of state.

Born: January 8, 1983
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
Age: 37 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Events in the Life of Kim Jong-un

  • 2012-07-18 Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army
  • 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
  • 2018-03-25 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • 2018-03-28 North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011
  • 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
  • 2018-06-12 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
  • 2019-02-27 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2019-02-28 Summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump collapses without agreement
  • 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 Dictators