1894 - Born on the 28th of February.
1921 - He was sentenced to death by hanging and was executed on the 19th of March.
1926 - He received a telegram from friend Herman J. Mankiewicz, who had recently arrived in Los Angeles.
1927 - Hecht eventually moved to Hollywood, where he scripted Josef von Sternberg's gangster story Underworld, and won an Oscar for his work at the first Academy Awards presentation.
1950 - Hecht had an early talk show on television in the New York metropolitan area.
1953 - He wrote the book for the Broadway musical Hazel Flagg.
1964 - Died on the 18th of April.
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