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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    316
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    256
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    126
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    264

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


What happened today

1918

British naval forces attempt to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeebrugge.

Famous birthdays

1918

Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man (8'11.1").

more events on April 22

  • 1995

    In Africa, Rwandan troops kill thousands of Hutu refugees in Kibeho.

  • 1976

    Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.

  • 1955

    Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust.”

  • 1954

    The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television.

  • 1944

    Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.

  • 1943

    Louise Gluck, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

  • 1931

    Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq.

  • 1922

    Charles Mingus, jazz bassist.

  • 1918

    Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man (8’11.1″).

  • British naval forces attempt to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeebrugge.

  • 1916

    Yehudi Menuhin, violinist.

  • 1915

    At the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans use poison gas for the first time.

  • 1904

    J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, director of the Manhattan Project.

  • 1899

    Vladimir Nabokov, Russian novelist (Lolita).

  • 1898

    In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville, takes on a Spanish ship.