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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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 4

  • 1985

    A coup in Sudan ousts President Nimeiry and replaces him with General Dahab.

  • 1979

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the president of Pakistan is executed.

  • 1974

    Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record.

  • 1968

    Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • 1949

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.

  • 1941

    Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captures the British held town of Benghazi in North Africa.

  • 1938

    Bart Giamatti, baseball commissioner, president of Yale.

  • 1932

    Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho).

  • 1928

    Maya Angelou, American poet and author.

  • 1918

    The Battle of the Somme ends.

  • 1917

    The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.

  • 1915

    Muddy Waters, American blues musician.

  • 1914

    Marguerite Duras, French author (The Lover).

  • 1896

    Robert Sherwood, playwright.

  • Arthur Murray, ballroom dance instructor.

  • 1884

    Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander during WWII.

  • 1862

    The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.

  • 1841

    President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.

  • 1821

    Linus Yale, inventor of the Yale lock.

  • 1818

    The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.

  • 1812

    The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.

  • 1802

    Dorothea Dix, American social reformer.

  • 1792

    Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Republican congressional leader.

  • 1780

    Edward Hicks, Quaker preacher and painter (The Peaceable Kingdom).

  • 1581

    Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world.

  • 527

    In Constantinople, Justin, seriously ill, crowns his nephew Justinian as his co-emperor.