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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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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 5

  • 1986

    A bomb explodes in a West Berlin disco packed with American soldiers.

  • 1955

    Winston Churchill resigns as British prime minister.

  • 1951

    Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage.

  • 1943

    The British 8th Army attacks the next blocking position of the retreating Axis forces at Wadi Akarit.

  • 1941

    German commandos secure docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany’s invasion of the Balkans.

  • 1937

    Colin Powell, U.S. Army general, Secretary of State.

  • 1930

    Mahatma Gandhi defies British law by making salt in India instead of buying it from the British.

  • 1923

    Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam.

  • 1920

    Arthur Hailey, novelist (Hotel, Airport).

  • 1919

    Eamon de Valera becomes president of Ireland.

  • 1917

    Robert Bloch, novelist (Psycho).

  • 1916

    Gregory Peck, film actor (To Kill a Mockingbird).

  • 1908

    Bette Davis, film actress (Jezebel, All About Eve).

  • The Japanese Army reaches Yalu River as Russians retreat.

  • 1900

    Spencer Tracy, actor (Adam’s Rib, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner).

  • 1865

    As the Confederate army approaches Appomattox, it skirmishes with Union forces at Amelia Springs and Paine’s Cross Road.

  • 1861

    Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy issues official orders for the USS Powhatan to sail to Fort Sumter.

  • 1858

    Washington Atlee Burpee, founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company.

  • 1856

    Booker T. Washington, former slave, educator, founded the Tuskegee Institute.

  • 1843

    Queen Victoria proclaims Hong Kong a British crown colony.

  • 1839

    Robert Smalls, black congressman from South Carolina, 1875-87.

  • 1827

    Joseph Lister, English physician, founded the idea of using antiseptics during surgery.

  • 1792

    George Washington casts the first presidential veto.

  • 1614

    Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.

  • 1588

    Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan).

  • 1242

    Russian troops repel an invasion by Teutonic knights.