Born on this Day in History: March 8, 1945 - Micky Dolenz was born in Los Angeles. He had a few television roles and played with bands before being cast in "The Monkees," a show about a fictitious rock band. Though made for TV, The Monkees had real-life hits and struggled against their "Pre-Fab Four" image. The series was canceled in 1968 and the band split in 1969. Dolenz has appeared on Broadway and worked as a tv director.
On this Day in History: March 8, 1968 - A Soviet submarine sinks in the Pacific Ocean, killing all 97 crew members aboard. Later in the year a U.S. submarine secretly retrieves an encryption machine, codebooks, and nuclear warheads from the Soviet vessel. A further bold attempt is made in 1974 to bring up the entire submarine using the CIA ship Glomar Explorer, built by Howard Hughes. That mission supposedly fails, and is made public by the Los Angeles Times to the great embarrassment of the Agency.