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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 September 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
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Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

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Germany begins a new offensive in Argonne on the Western Front.

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Antonin Dvorak, composer and violinist.

more events on September 8

  • 1994

    USAir Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people aboard; subsequent investigation leads to changes in manufacturing practices and pilot training.

  • 1991

    Macedonian Independence Day; voters overwhelmingly approve referendum to form the Republic of Macedonia, independent of Yugoslavia.

  • 1988

    Wildfires in Yellowstone National Park in the US, the world’s first national park, force evacuation of the historic Old Faithful Inn; visitors and employees evacuate but the inn is saved.

  • 1979

    Pink (Alecia Beth Moore), multiple award-winning singer, including three Grammys (“Lady Marmalade,” “Trouble,” “Imagine.”)

  • 1974

    President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising from the Watergate scandal he may have committed while in office.

  • 1971

    Martin Freeman, actor (The Office BBC Two TV series; Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey).

  • The Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.

  • 1970

    Yuji Nishizawa, hijacked All Nippon Airways flight, July 23, 1999.

  • 1963

    Brad Silberling, screenwriter, director (City of Angels); wrote and directed Moonlight Mile (2002) based on the murder of his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, by a stalker.

  • 1960

    President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Penguin Books in Britain is charged with obscenity for trying to publish the D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

  • 1955

    The United States, Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Thailand sign the mutual defense treaty that established the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).

  • 1954

    Michael Shermer, founder of The Skeptics Society and editor of Skeptic magazine.

  • Anne Diamond, journalist, TV host (Good Morning Britain) social activist; led Back to Sleep campaign that drastically reduced the number of cot deaths (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) among UK infants.

  • 1951

    Japanese representatives sign a peace treaty in San Francisco.