1885 – Born on May 14th in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. A prominent German conductor and composer.
1906 – Otto Klemperer made his debut with a presentation of Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach.
1910 – He was nominated director of music of the City Theatre in Hamburg, again at Mahler’s instigation.
1919 – Married to Jennie Gaissler.
1923 – He then went to Cologne and became chief musical director.
1933 – The conductor of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
1937 – Became a naturalized American citizen.
1939 – Had a brain tumor removed, which exacerbated his bipolar disorder.
1947 – Was nominated musical director of the Budapest Opera.
1973 – Died on July 6th in Zurich, Switzerland.