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 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.

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.

  • 1944

    The United States conducts the longest, most effective air raid on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.

  • 1943

    Larry Martin, paleontologist; leading opponent of the "birds are living dinosaurs" theory.

  • Jim Morrison, singer, songwriter, poet; lead singer for The Doors and Rick & the Ravens.

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

  • 1941

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

  • Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita begins his attack against the British army at Singapore.

  • 1939

    Sir James Galway, virtuoso flute player known as "The Man With the Golden Flute."

  • 1933

    Flip Wilson (Clerow Wilson Jr.), comedian and actor; won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards for his 1970s TV variety series, The Flip Wilson Show.

  • 1932

    Japan tells the League of Nations that it has no control over her designs in China.

  • 1930

    Maximilian Schell, actor, writer, director, producer; won Academy Award for Best Actor for Judgement at Nuremberg (1961).

  • 1925

    Sammy Davis Jr., singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean’s 11); member of the "Rat Pack".

  • 1922

    Jean Ritchie, singer, songwriter of folk music ("Blue Diamond Mines").

  • 1920

    President Woodrow Wilson declines to send a representative to the League of Nations in Geneva.

  • 1916

    Richard Fleischer, film director, (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Soylent Green).

  • 1914

    The German cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Nurnberg, and Liepzig are sunk by a British force in the Battle of the Falkland Islands.

  • 1913

    Delmore Schwartz, poet and writer.

  • 1906

    Richard Llewellyn, author (How Green Was My Valley).

  • 1894

    James Thurber, American writer, cartoonist and editor (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

  • 1863

    Union General William Averell’s cavalry destroys railroads in the southwestern part of West Virginia.

  • 1861

    CSS Sumter captures the whaler Eben Dodge in the Atlantic. The American Civil War is now affecting the Northern whaling industry.

  • 1765

    Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.

  • 1660

    The first Shakespearian actress to appear on an English stage (she is believed to be a Ms. Norris) makes her debut as Desdemona.

  • 1626

    Christina, Queen of Sweden (1644-54).

  • 1542

    Mary, Queen of Scotland (1542-67).

  • 65

    Quintus "Horance" Horatius Flaccus, Roman poet and satirist best known for his three books Odes.