What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

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

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on August 8

  • 2008

    Georgia invades South Ossetia, touching off a five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

  • 2007

    An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.

  • 2000

    The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to surface, 136 years after it sank following its successful attack on USS Housatonic in the outer harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 1990

    Iraq annexes the state of Kuwait as its 19th province, six days after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.

  • 1989

    NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA’s 30th shuttle mission.

  • 1988

    Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign a cease-fire treaty in the border war that began in 1966.

  • 1983

    Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt is deposed as president of Guatemala in the country’s second military coup in 17 months.

  • 1979

    Iraq’s president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.

  • 1978

    Pioneer-Venus 2 is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus.

  • 1974

    President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.

  • 1964

     M. Ashman, author, co-editor of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, and a founding member of TED Global, the international organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

  • 1963

    England’s “Great Train Robbery;” 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen

  • 1950

    U.S. troops repel the first North Korean attempt to overrun them at the Battle of Naktong Bulge, which continued for 10 days.

  • 1948

    Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman to walk in space (July 25, 1984).

  • 1945

  • 1944

    U.S. forces complete the capture of the Marianas Islands.

  • 1942

    U.S. Marines capture the Japanese airstrip on Guadalcanal.

  • 1940

    The German Luftwaffe attacks Great Britain for the first time, beginning the Battle of Britain.

  • 1937

    Dustin Hoffman, American actor.

  • The Japanese Army occupies Beijing.

  • 1925

    The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opens.

  • 1908

    Arthur J. Goldberg, labor lawyer instrumental in the merger of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

  • 1901

    Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron and winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for physics.

  • 1899

    The first household refrigerating machine is patented.

  • 1896

    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.

  • 1883

    Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader.

  • 1876

    Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.

  • 1865

    Matthew A. Henson, explorer with Robert Peary who first reached the North Pole (though some recent scholarship disputes this claim).

  • 1863

  • 1844

    Brigham Young is chosen to head the Mormon Church, succeeding Joseph Smith.

  • 1786

    Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard become the first men to climb Mont Blanc in France.

  • 1648

    Ibrahim, the sultan of Istanbul, is thrown into prison, then assassinated.

  • 1636

    The invading armies of Spain, Austria and Bavaria are stopped at the village of St.-Jean-de-Losne, only 50 miles from France.

  • 1570

    Charles IX of France signs the Treaty of St. Germain, ending the third war of religion and giving religious freedom to the Huguenots.

  • 1306

    King Wenceslas of Poland is murdered.