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 February 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 February 8

  • 1990

    CBS television temporarily suspends Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and anti-black remarks in a magazine interview.

  • 1971

    South Vietnamese ground forces, backed by American air power, begin Operation Lam Son 719, a 17,000 man incursion into Laos that ends three weeks later in a disaster.

  • 1965

    South Vietnamese bomb the North Vietnamese communications center at Vinh Linh.

  • 1962

    The U.S. Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.

  • 1952

    Elizabeth becomes Queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.

  • 1943

    British General Orde Wingate leads a guerrilla force of “Chindits” against the Japanese in Burma.

  • 1942

    The Japanese land on Singapore.

  • 1940

    Ted Koppel, television journalist.

  • 1931

    James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).

  • 1926

    Neal Cassaday, writer, counterculture proponent.

  • 1924

    The gas chamber is used for the first time to execute a murderer.

  • 1911

    Elizabeth Bishop, poet.

  • 1910

    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.

  • 1906

    Henry Roth, writer (Call it Sleep).

  • Chester F. Carlson, physicist, inventor of xerography, the electrostatic dry-copy process.

  • 1904

    In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships.

  • 1900

    British General Buller is beaten at Ladysmith, South Africa as the British flee over the Tugela River.

  • 1887

    Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.

  • 1865

    Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.

  • 1862

    Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.

  • 1861

    Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.

  • 1851

    Kate (O’Flaherty ) Chopin, novelist, short story writer (The Awakening).

  • 1834

    Dmitri Ivanovich Medeleyev, Russian chemist, developed the periodic table of elements.

  • 1828

    Jules Verne, French novelist, one of the first writers of science fiction (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea).

  • 1820

    William T. Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War.

  • 1807

    At Eylau, Napoleon‘s Marshal Pierre Agureau attacks Russian forces in a heavy snowstorm.

  • 1587

    Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded in Fotheringhay Castle for her alleged part in the conspiracy to usurp Elizabeth I.

  • 412

    St. Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople