August 25, 2017 all-day
Aug 25, 1918. American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was born at Lawrence, MA. One of the greatest conductors in American music history, he first conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at age 25 and was its director from 1959 to 1969. His musicals include West Side Story and On the Town, and his operas and operettas include Candide. He died five days after his retirement, Oct 14, 1990, at New York, NY.