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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 July 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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


The truce at Villafranca Austria cedes Lombardy to France.

Famous birthdays


Faye Wattleton, women's rights advocate.

more events on July 8

  • 1960

    The Soviet Union charges American pilot Francis Gary Powers with espionage.

  • 1953

    Anna Quindlen, novelist.

  • 1943

    Faye Wattleton, women’s rights advocate.

  • American B-24 bombers strike Japanese-held Wake Island for the first time.

  • 1941

    20 B-17s fly in their first mission with the Royal Air Force over Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

  • 1918

    Ernest Hemingway is wounded in Italy while working as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross.

  • 1908

    Nelson Rockefeller, U.S. vice president to Gerald Ford.

  • 1906

    Philip C. Johnson, architect.

  • 1905

    The mutinous crew of the battleship Potemkin surrenders to Romanian authorities.

  • 1879

    The first ship to use electric lights departs from San Francisco, California.

  • 1869

    William Vaughn Moody, poet and playwright (The Great Divide).

  • 1865

    Four of the conspirators in President Abraham Lincoln‘s assassination are hanged in Washington, D.C.

  • 1864

    Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston retreats into Atlanta to prevent being flanked by Union General William T. Sherman.

  • 1863

    Demoralized by the surrender of Vicksburg, Confederates in Port Hudson, Louisiana, surrender to Union forces.

  • 1859

    The truce at Villafranca Austria cedes Lombardy to France.