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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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more events on September 8

  • 2022

    Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies at the age of 96, in her home at Balmoral.

  • 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.

  • 1947

    Ann Beattie, writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter, Picturing Will).

  • 1945

    Korea is partitioned by the Soviet Union and the United States.

  • 1944

    Germany’s V-2 offensive against England begins.

  • 1935

    Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is shot to death in the state capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr.

  • 1933

    Michael Frayn, playwright (A Very Private Life, Noises Off).

  • 1932

    Patsy Cline, country singer (“Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”).

  • 1925

    Peter Sellers, English comic actor, famous for his role as Inspector Clouseau.

  • Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.

  • 1922

    Sid Caesar, comedian and television star, best known for “Your Show of Shows,” and “The Sid Caesar Show.”

  • 1921

    Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.

  • 1915

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

  • 1906

    Robert Turner invents the automatic typewriter return carriage.

  • 1903

    Between 30,000 and 50,000 Bulgarian men, women and children are massacred in Monastir by Turkish troops seeking to check a threatened Macedonian uprising.

  • 1900

    Claude Pepper, Democratic senator and congressman from Florida, champion of senior citizens rights.

  • 1889

    Robert A. Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio who unsuccessfully sought the presidential nomination from the 1940s until 1952.

  • 1886

    Siegfried Sassoon, British author and poet famous for his anti-war writing about World War I.

  • 1863

    Confederate Lieutenant Dick Dowling thwarts a Union naval landing at Sabine Pass, northeast of Galveston, Texas.

  • 1845

    A French column surrenders at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.

  • 1841

    Antonin Dvorak, composer and violinist.

  • 1760

    The French surrender the city of Montreal to the British.

  • 1755

    British forces under William Johnson defeat the French and the Indians at the Battle of Lake George.

  • 1644

    The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.

  • 1628

    John Endecott arrives with colonists at Salem, Massachusetts, where he will become the governor.

  • 1565

    Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.

  • 1529

    The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman re-enters Budapest and establishes John Zapolya as the puppet king of Hungary.

  • 1504

    Michelangelo’s 13-foot marble statue of David is unveiled in Florence, Italy.