The Korean War was started on June 25, 1950. It ended on June 27,1953. This year (2010) is the 60th anniversary of this sad, sad war.
Technically this war is still active. The United States and North Korea did not sign a peace treaty between the two nations. They simply agreed to an Armistices which is essentially a ceasefire. At any given moment this war could possibly resume if one side so chose to resume it.
The Korean war never really ended it is just at a stand still to this day the USA is still there and ant leave cause north Korea has said once we are gone they are going to take over the south
The North and South Koreans began fighting along their border in 1949. Other countries joined in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea.
June 1950 and ended with an Armistice in July 1953
It started when North Korean People's soldiers crossed the 38th parallel between North and South Korea on June 25, 1950. The war lasted until July 27, 1953 with both sides signing a peace agreement.