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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 December 08, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


U.S. carrier-based planes sink two cruisers and down 72 planes in the Marshall Islands.

Famous birthdays


Bobby Elliott, drummer, member of the band The Hollies.

more events on December 8

  • 2010

    The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus.

  • SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

  • 2004

    The Cuzco Declaration signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

  • 1991

    The leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine sign an agreement that dissolves the Soviet Union and establishes the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • 1987

    An Israeli army tank transporter kills 4 Palestinian refugees and injures 7 others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, leading to the First Intifada.

  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed.

  • 1982

    The Washington, D.C., police shoot and kill a man threatening to blow up the Washington Monument.

  • 1980

    John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building.

  • 1968

    South Vietnam’s Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky arrives in Paris for peace talks.

  • 1967

    In the biggest battle yet in the Mekong Delta, 365 Viet Cong are killed.

  • 1966

    Sinead O’Connor, Irish singer, songwriter; has frequently generated controversy with her views on social issues such as organized religion and women’s rights.

  • 1964

    Teri Hatcher, actress; Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series; won Golden Globe for Best Actress as Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives TV series.

  • 1953

    Kim Basinger, actress, singer, producer; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for L.A. Confidential (1997).

  • 1948

    The United Nations approves the recognition of South Korea.

  • 1947

    Gregg Allman, singer, songwriter, musician; founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.