What happened on your birthday?

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.

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.

  • 1938

    Crystla Bird Fauset of Pennsylvania, becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to a state legislature.

  • 1932

    Ben Bova, noted author of works of science fact and fiction, a six-time winner of the Hugo Award for science fiction and fantasy writing.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States.

  • 1931

    Morley Safer, journalist; 60 Minutes correspondent (1970– ).

  • 1929

    Bobby Bowden, US college football coach; holds NCAA record for most career wins and bowl wins by any Division I FBS coach.

  • 1927

    Patti Page, singer (“Tennessee Waltz,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”).

  • 1923

    Adolf Hitler attempts a coup in Munich, the “Beer Hall Putsch,” and proclaims himself chancellor and Ludendorff dictator. .

  • 1922

    Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon, performed the first human heart transplant operation.

  • 1916

    Peter Ulrich Weiss, German novelist and dramatist (Marat/Sade, The Investigation).

  • 1910

    The Democrats prevail in congressional elections for the first time since 1894.

  • 1909

    Katherine Hepburn, American actress who won four Oscars. Her movies included Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story and The African Queen.

  • 1904

    President Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. He had been vice president until the shooting death of President William McKinley.

  • 1900

    Margaret Mitchell, American writer who found success in her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind.

  • Albert Friedrich Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and molecular biology pioneer.

  • Theodore Dresier’s first novel Sister Carrie is published by Doubleday, but is recalled from stores shortly due to public sentiment.

  • 1889

    Montana becomes the 41st state of the Union.

  • 1887

    Doc Holliday, who fought on the side of the Earp brothers during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 6 years earlier, dies of tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

  • 1884

    Hermann Rorshach, Swiss psychiatrist, inventor of the inkblot test.

  • 1879

    Leon Trosky, Russian Communist leader.

  • 1878

    Marshall Walter Taylor, “Major Taylor,” the world’s fastest bicycle racer for a 12-year period.

  • 1864

    President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected in the first wartime election in the United States.

  • 1861

    Charles Wilkes seizes Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James M. Mason from the British ship Trent.

  • 1847

    Bram Stoker, author (Dracula).

  • 1793

    The Louvre opens in Paris. But wasn’t it already a Palace and it merely opens to the people?

  • 1685

    Fredrick William of Brandenburg issues the Edict of Potsdam, offering Huguenots refuge.

  • 1656

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

  • 1620

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

  • 1576

    The 17 provinces of the Netherlands form a federation to maintain peace.

  • 1226

    Louis IX succeeds Louis VIII as king of France.

  • 392

    Theodosius of Rome passes legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the empire.