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Events from the year 1979 in South Korea.
The President of the Republic of Korea is, according to the South Korean constitution, the chairperson of the cabinet, the chief executive of the government, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the head of state of South Korea. The Constitution and the amended Presidential Election Act of 1987 provide for election of the president by direct, secret ballot, ending sixteen years of indirect presidential elections under the preceding two governments. The president is directly elected to a five-year term, with no possibility of re-election. If a presidential vacancy should occur, a successor must be elected within sixty days, during which time presidential duties are to be performed by the prime minister or other senior cabinet members in the order of priority as determined by law. While in office, the chief executive lives in Cheong Wa Dae, and is exempt from criminal liability.
Park Chung-hee was a South Korean politician and general who served as the President of South Korea from 1963 until his assassination in 1979, assuming that office after first ruling the country as head of a military dictatorship installed by the May 16 coup in 1961. Before his presidency, he was the chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction from 1961 to 1963 after a career as a military leader in the South Korean army.
Choi Kyu-hah, also spelled Choi Kyu-ha or Choi Gyu-ha, was President of South Korea between 1979 and 1980.
October 3 is the 276th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year.
Kim Young-sam was a South Korean politician and democratic activist, who served as President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998. From 1961, he spent almost 30 years as one of the leaders of the South Korean opposition, and one of the most powerful rivals to the authoritarian regimes of Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan.
December 6 is the 340th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year.
The Genealogy is a 1979 South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek.
Police Story is a 1979 South Korean film directed by Lee Doo-yong. It was chosen as Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards.
The Rain at Night is a 1979 South Korean film directed by Park Chul-soo. At the 1980 Baeksang Arts Awards, Park was given a New Talent award for directing this film. The film is based on Park Bum-shin's 1975 novel of the same title.
Lee Bo-young is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the television dramas My Daughter Seo-young (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Whisper (2017) and Mother (2018).
Nam Hyun-joon, often referred to as Poppin' Hyun Joon or Happy Hyun Joon, is a South Korean contemporary dancer. He is most known for his popping techniques and for being a former rapper of Young Turks Club. On 31 July 2014, it was announced that Nam Hyun-joon had parted ways with Star Empire Entertainment for Happy Face Entertainment.
Kim Jung-yoo, better known as MC Sniper, is a South Korean rapper. He is known for writing controversial lyrics that challenge social injustice and mainstream society. He was a contestant on Show Me the Money and a producer on both seasons of Tribe of Hip Hop. He released his first album, So Sniper..., on May 17, 2002.
October 26 is the 299th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year.
Park Chung-hee, president of South Korea, was assassinated on Friday, October 26, 1979 at 7:41 p.m. during a dinner at a Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) safehouse inside the Blue House presidential compound, in Gangjeong-dong, Seoul. Kim Jae-gyu, the then director of KCIA and the president's security chief, is responsible for the assassination. Park was shot in the chest and head, and died almost immediately. Four bodyguards and a presidential chauffeur were also killed. The incident is often referred to as "10.26" or the "10.26 incident" in South Korea. Dictionary of Korean modern history, Dictionary of Korean modern history (2005-09-10). "10.26 incident".
South Korea was the host nation and competed as Korea at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. 401 competitors, 269 men and 132 women, took part in 218 events in 27 sports.
South Korea competed as Korea at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. 226 competitors, 154 men and 72 women, took part in 134 events in 24 sports.
The Fourth Republic was the government of South Korea between 1972 and 1981, regulated by the Yusin Constitution adopted in October 1972 and confirmed in a referendum on 21 November 1972. From 1972 to 1979, power was monopolized by Park Chung Hee and his Democratic Republican Party under the highly centralized authoritarian "Yusin System". With the assassination of Park on 26 October 1979, the Republic entered a period of tumult and transition under the short-lived nominal presidency of Choi Kyu-hah, controlled under severe escalating martial law and witnessing the coup d'état of December Twelfth, the violent unfolding of the Gwangju Democratization Movement and its armed suppression, the coup d'état of May Seventeenth and presidency of Chun Doo-hwan, and finally the transition to the Fifth Republic under Chun in 1981.
Seoul Institute of the Arts (SeoulArts) is a South Korean arts university founded by Yoo Chi-Jin in 1962. The Ansan Campus was completed in February 2001 and is the designated centre of arts education, whilst the Namsan Campus is the center of art experience. SIA has 2400 students in 13 departments. It offers a three-year associate degree program as well as a four-year program for a bachelor's degree. The incumbent president of the university is Yoo Duk-Hyung.
The Korean national basketball team represents South Korea in international men's basketball competitions. It is administered by the Korea Basketball Association.
The National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Korea, is the senior national organization of distinguished Korean scientists and scholars. It was founded to promote learning and research in all areas of sciences by conferring membership and preferential treatment to those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences and learning. The Academy consists of 150 Fellows who are selected by their peers for their contributions to the sciences and education.
Nonstop (Hangul: 논스톱) is a South Korean sitcom that broadcast its first season in 2000 on MBC. It continued with 5 more seasons. The series was popular for its cast of teen idols, many who debuted through the show gaining vast popularity.
South Korea participated in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar on 1 – 15 December 2006. South Korea ranked 2nd with 58 gold medals in this edition of the Asiad.
South Korea competed at the 2009 East Asian Games held in Hong Kong, China from October 29, 2005 to November 6, 2005.
The Republic of Korea participated in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on 12–27 November 2010.
5th Republic is a 2005 South Korean television series that aired on MBC from April 23 to September 1, 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 for 41 episodes. It depicted the Fifth Republic of South Korea, during which Chun Doo-hwan was president from 1981 to 1988, from his rise to power through a military coup to his downfall after a series of democratic movements, such as the Gwangju uprising and the June Democratic Uprising. It was a politically and socially turbulent era in the country's history, which generated controversy for the drama series.
Events from the year 1980 in South Korea.
Eyes of Dawn is a South Korean television series starring Choi Jae-sung, Chae Shi-ra and Park Sang-won. Directed by Kim Jong-hak and written by Song Ji-na based on the 10-volume novel of the same name by Kim Seong-jong, the story spans the years from the Japanese colonial period to World War II, Korea's liberation and the Korean War.
Dummy Mommy is a 2012 South Korean weekend television series starring Kim Hyun-joo, Ha Hee-ra, Ahn Seo-hyun, Kim Jeong-hoon, Kim Tae-woo, Shin Hyun-joon, Yoo In-young and Gong Hyun-joo. It aired on SBS from March 17 to May 20, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:50 for 20 episodes.
God of War is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Kim Joo-hyuk as the real-life historical figure Kim Jun who was written about in the Goryeosa. It aired on MBC from February 11 to September 15, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:40 for 56 episodes.