1918 – Bernstein was born on the 25th of August in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1934 – Graduated from Boston Latin School.
Attended Harvard University, where he studied music with Walter Piston.
He enrolled in the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
1942 – He composed "Jeremiah Symphony".
1943 – Appointed assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
1944 – Composed musicals "On the Town".
1947 – He conducted in Tel Aviv for the first time.
1949 – Conducted the world première of the Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen.
1951 – Married Felicia Montealegre Cohn on 9th of September.
– Became head of the orchestral and conducting departments at Tanglewood.
– Conducted the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of the Charles Ives:Symphony No. 2.
1956 – He composed "Candide".
1957-1969 – Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.
– Conducted the inaugural concert of the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv.
1960 – Bernstein began the first complete cycle of recordings in stereo.
1963 – Composed oratorio "Kaddish".
1966 – He made his debut at the Vienna State Opera conducting Verdi’s Falstaff.
1967 – Conducted a concert on Mt. Scopus to commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem.
1970 – Returned to the State Opera for Otto Schenk’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
– Bernstein conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
1976 – He left Felicia to live with his lover Tom Cothran.
1980 – He received the Kennedy Center Honors award.
1986 – The State Opera had Bernstein conducting his A Quiet Place.
1989 – Bernstein’s final farewell to the State Opera.
– Bernstein conducted the Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in East Berlin’s Schauspielhaus (Playhouse).
1990 – Died on 14th of October and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.