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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 January 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.

Famous birthdays


Frank Nelson Doubleday, founder of Doubleday publishing house.

more events on January 8

  • 2011

    Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda), and Prince Vincent of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander).

  • An attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is part of a shooting spree in which Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 13.

  • 2004

    The largest passenger ship in history, the RMS Queen Mary 2, is christened by Queen Elizabeth II, granddaughter of Queen Mary.

  • 2002

    US President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act, intended to improve America’s educational system.

  • 1994

    Valeri Polyakov, a Russian cosmonaut leaves earth, bound for the Mir space station; he will spend a record 437 days in space.

  • 1982

    AT&T agrees to divest 22 subdivisions as part of an antitrust agreement.

  • 1979

    The United States advises the Shah to leave Iran.

  • 1975

    Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female governor in the US who did not come into office by succeeding her husband.

  • 1963

    President John F. Kennedy attends the unveiling of the Mona Lisa.

  • 1954

    President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.

  • 1947

    David Bowie, singer, songwriter, producer, actor (“Starman”).

  • 1946

    President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.

  • 1941

    Graham Chapman, comedian, actor, member of the Monty Python group.

  • 1940

    Great Britain begins rationing sugar, meat and butter.

  • 1938

    Bob Eubanks, popular US TV game show host (The Newlywed Game).