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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
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 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.

  • 1875

    Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Automobile Company.

  • 1865

    Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Richmond, Virginia as Grant breaks Lee’s line at Petersburg.

  • 1840

    Emile Zola, French novelist and activist.

  • 1834

    Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor.

  • 1805

    Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales.

  • 1801

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

  • 1796

    Haitian revolt leader Toussaint L’Ouverture takes command of French forces at Santo Domingo.

  • 1792

    The United States authorizes the minting of the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins as well as the silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime.

  • 1725

    Giovanni Casanova, Italian adventurer.

  • 742

    Charlemagne, first Holy Roman Emperor.