I remember the assassination of the first lady, I was a young army journalist in Seoul in 1974. It was a scary time as the country went on high alert. She left behind very young children. Her daughter took over her mothers duties, that I remember. Amazing times as this daughter is now President.
RE: I remember the assassination of the first lady,
The intent was to assassinate the President ( the current President’s father ), his wife was wounded in that attempt and died soon after.
Park Chung Hee was assassinated ( successfully ) 5 years later.
So, Despite surviving two assassination attempts by agents of North Korea, Park was assassinated on October 26, 1979 by the chief of his own security services.
He ruled South Korea with an iron hand for 18 years.