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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 June 08, would your number have been called?

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

  • 1995

    U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.

  • 1969

    President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops will pull out by August.

  • 1968

    James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.

  • 1967

    Israeli airplanes attack the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34 Navy crewmen.

  • 1953

    After being turned away at a local diner, 86-year-old African American activist Mary Church Terrell and civil rights groups score a major victory as Supreme Court rules against segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.  

  • 1947

    Sara Paretsky, detective novelist.

  • 1942

    Andrew Weil, physician and author (Spontaneous Healing).

  • 1939

    Herb Adderley, American football player.

  • 1925

    Barbara Pierce Bush, First Lady to 41st President, George H. W. Bush.

  • 1918

    Robert Preston, actor (The Music Man).

  • 1916

    Francis Crick, British scientist who co-discovered of the structure of DNA.

  • 1904

    The U.S. dispatches Marines to Tangiers, Morocco, to protect Ion Pedicaris, the wealthy son of a U.S. ambassador, after his family is kidnapped by hostile native tribes in what became known as the “Perdicaris Affair.” 

  • 1867

    Frank Lloyd Wright, influential American architect.

  • 1863

    Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant‘s army begins shelling the town.

  • 1862

    At the Battle of Cross Keys, Confederate Gen. Richard Ewell and his men defeat Union Gen. John C. Fremont, setting up Stonewall Jackson to move the next day against Union forces at nearby Port Republic.

  • 1861

    Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.

  • 1813

    David D. Porter, Union admiral during the American Civil War.

  • 1810

    Robert Schumann, German composer.

  • 1724

    John Smeaton, English engineer.

  • 1625

    Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer.

  • 793

    The Vikings raid the Northumbrian coast of England.

  • 632

    Muhammad, the founder of Islam and unifier of Arabia, dies.