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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 November 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 King of Bohemia is defeated at the Battle of Prague.

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Edmond Halley, mathematician and astronomer who predicted the return of the comet that bears his name.

more events on November 8

  • 2013

    Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, slams into the Philippines, with sustained winds of 195 mpg (315 kph) and gusts up to 235 mph (380 kph); over 5,000 are killed (date is Nov 7 in US).

  • 2004

    More than 10,000 US troops and a few Iraqi army units besiege an insurgent stronghold at Fallujah.

  • 2003

    Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

  • 2000

    Dispute begins over US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore; Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 12 results in a 271-266 electoral victory for Bush.

  • 1987

    A dozen people are killed and over 60 wounded when the IRA detonates a bomb during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, honoring those who had died in wars involving British forces.

  • 1983

    Wilson B. Goode is elected as the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia.

  • 1977

    Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos discovers what is believed to be the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina in northern Greece.

  • 1970

    Tom Anderson, entrepreneur; co-founder of Myspace website.

  • 1966

    Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts becomes the first African American elected to the Senate in 85 years.

  • 1965

    Vietnam War, Operation Hump: US 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Bien Hoa Province. Nearby, in the Gang Toi Hills, a company of the Royal Australian Regiment also engaged Viet Cong forces.

  • 1960

    John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the closest election, by popular vote, since 1880.

  • 1954

    Rickie Lee Jones, singer, songwriter, musician; listed on VH1 list of greatest women of rock music.

  • 1950

    Mary Hart, actress, journalist; hosted Entertainment Tonight TV program 1982–2011.

  • 1949

    Bonnie Raitt, blues singer, songwriter, musician. Rolling Stone magazine included her on its lists of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

  • 1942

    The United States and Great Britain invade Axis-occupied North Africa.