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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 March 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.

more events on March 8

  • 1985

    Thomas Creighton dies after having three heart transplants in a 46-hour period.

  • 1982

    The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.

  • 1973

    Two bombs explode near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain injuring 234 people.

  • 1970

    The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.

  • 1966

    Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam.

  • 1965

    More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.

  • 1961

    Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.

  • 1954

    France and Vietnam open talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.

  • 1948

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.

  • 1945

    Phyllis Mae Daley receives a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.

  • 1943

    Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.

  • 1942

    Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.

  • 1941

    Martial law is proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

  • 1923

    John McPhee, writer (Oranges, A Sense of Where You Are).

  • Cyd Charisse, dancer, actress.

  • 1921

    French troops occupy Dusseldorf.

  • Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while leaving Parliament in Madrid.

  • 1910

    Baroness de Laroche becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France.

  • 1909

    Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.

  • 1908

    The House of Commons, London, turns down the women’s suffrage bill.

  • 1904

    The Bundestag in Germany lifts the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.

  • 1902

    Louise Beavers, film actress.

  • 1880

    President Rutherford B. Hayes declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any canal built across the Isthmus of Panama.

  • 1879

    Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission

  • 1862

    The Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Virginia (formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) is launched.

  • On the second day of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Confederate forces, including some Indian troops, under General Earl Van Dorn surprise Union troops, but the Union troops win the battle.

  • 1859

    Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows).

  • 1855

    The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.

  • 1853

    The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  • 1841

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice

  • 1804

    Alvan Clark, telescope manufacturer

  • 1799

    Simon Cameron, political boss.

  • 1790

    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.

  • 1783

    Hannah Hoes Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren

  • 1702

    Queen Anne becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III.

  • 1618

    Johannes Kepler discovers the third Law of Planetary Motion.