1946 - Leon Botstein, born in Switzerland. He is an American conductor and the President of Bard College.
1962 - Having graduated at age 16 from the High School of Music and Art in New York.
1969 - Earning a bachelor's degree from University of Chicago, he became the youngest college president in the history of the country at age 23.
1979 - He oversaw Bard's acquisition of what is now known as Simon's Rock College of Bard, the oldest and most highly regarded early college entrance program in the country.
1998 - In addition his authored works, a he appears in Gregory Gibson's book Gone Boy about the murders at Simon's Rock.
2001 - Along with administrators from Simon's Rock, he was instrumental in the founding of New York City's Bard High School Early College.
2006 - His recording of Popov's Symphony No. 1 and Shostakovich's Theme and Variations with the London Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance.
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