1889 – Born on the 8th of April in Chester, England, United Kingdom.
1913 – He sang in choral festivals and at the Leeds Festival, where he went to watch Nikisch conduct, and made the acquaintance of George Butterworth and other British composers.
1920 – He was appointed to the conductorship of the City of Birmingham Orchestra.
1930 – He was made Director of Music at the BBC.
1933 – Boult married Ann Wilson, the ex-wife of Steuart Wilson, tenor singer and administrator.
1948 – Steuart Wilson was appointed Director of Music at the BBC.
1960 – He acquired the status of a revered figure in British music, and despite advancing years continued to conduct new works, being valued for his impartiality and reliability.
– He conduct seven of the nine Mahler symphonies well before the Mahler revival.
1966 – He resumed conducting for EMI and until his retirement enjoyed an ‘Indian Summer’, recording or re-recording his repertory in interpretations which have remained in the catalogues for thirty or forty years.
1970 – He was encouraged to record the orchestral music of Brahms, Wagner, and Schubert.
1978 – His last public performance was conducting Elgar’s ballet The Sanguine Fan for London Festival Ballet at the Coliseum, in London on the 24th of June.
1978 – His final record, completed in December was of music by Hubert Parry.
1983 – Died on the 22nd of February.