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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 April 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    271
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    216
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    129
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    108

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


What happened today

1801

The British navy defeats the Danish at the Battle of Copenhagen.

Famous birthdays

1725

Giovanni Casanova, Italian adventurer.

more events on April 2

  • 1982

    Argentina invades the British-owned Falkland Islands.

  • 1963

    Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King begins the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • 1958

    The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics is renamed NASA.

  • 1948

    Emmylou Harris, American singer.

  • 1944

    Soviet forces enter Romania, one of Germany’s allied countries.

  • 1932

    Charles Lindbergh pays over $50,000 ransom for his kidnapped son.

  • 1931

    Virne “Jackie” Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

  • 1917

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress.

  • 1914

    Alec Guinness, British actor.

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces plans to divide the country into 12 districts.

  • 1910

    Karl Harris perfects the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.

  • 1905

    Serge Lifar, dancer and opera director.

  • Kurt Adler, American conductor.

  • 1891

    Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor and founder of surrealism.