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
    CalledDrafted
    181
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    127
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    208
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    347

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


What happened today

1943

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

Famous birthdays

1851

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

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.