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 April 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on April 1

  • 1982

    The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

  • 1970

    The U.S. Army charges Captain Ernest Medina for his role in the My Lai massacre.

  • 1968

    The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus, the reopening of a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.

  • 1954

    The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.

  • 1951

    United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.

  • 1948

    The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege.

  • 1946

    A miner’s strike in the U.S. idles 400,000 workers.

  • 1945

  • 1942

    The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.

  • 1939

    The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco’s government.

  • 1929

    Milan Kundera, Czech writer (The Farewell Party, The Unbearable Lightness of Being).

  • The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx.

  • 1928

    China’s Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.

  • 1924

    Adolf Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for the “Beer Hall Putsch.”

  • 1920

    Germany’s Workers Party changes its name to the Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis).

  • 1919

    Joseph E. Murray, transplant physician.

  • 1918

    England’s Royal Air Force is formed.

  • 1905

    Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone.

  • 1895

    Alberta Hunter, blues singer.

  • 1883

    William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.

  • Lon Chaney, film actor.

  • 1868

    Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (Cyrano de Bergerac).

  • The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va.

  • 1865

    At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.

  • 1863

    The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.

  • 1815

    Otto Von Bismarck, chancellor of Germany.

  • 1778

    Oliver Pollock, creates the dollar sign.

  • 1578

    William Harvey, English physician and biologist.

  • 1572

    The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel.