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.
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