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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on April 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    312
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    267
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    35
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    50

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.


What happened today

1913

The 17th Amendment is ratified, requiring direct election of senators.

Famous birthdays

1921

Betty Bloomer Ford, first lady to President Gerald Ford.

more events on April 8

  • 1975

    Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians becomes first black manager of a major league baseball team.

  • 1974

    Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.

  • 1962

    Bay of Pigs invaders get thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.

  • 1955

    Barbara Kingsolver, novelist (The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams).

  • 1952

    President Truman orders the seizure of U.S. steel mills to prevent a strike.

  • 1942

    The Soviets open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.

  • 1939

    Italy invades Albania.

  • 1935

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) is approved by Congress.

  • 1921

    Betty Bloomer Ford, first lady to President Gerald Ford.

  • 1920

    Carmen McRae, jazz vocalist and pianist.

  • 1913

    The 17th Amendment is ratified, requiring direct election of senators.

  • 1898

    British General Horatio Kitchener defeats the Khalifa, leader of the dervishes in Sudan, at the Battle of Atbara.

  • 1893

    Edgar “Yip” Harburg, lyricist (“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “Over the Rainbow”).

  • Mary Pickford (Gladys Smith), early film actress.

  • 1865

    General Robert E. Lee‘s retreat is cut off near Appomattox Court House.