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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 August 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    111
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    326
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    180
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    323

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


What happened today

1957

US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

Famous birthdays

1944

Yuri Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut who set the record for the longest stay in space with 326 days aboard the Mir Space Station

more events on August 1

  • 2007

    The I-35W bridge at Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

  • 2004

    In Asuncion, Paraguay, a fire in the Ycua Bolanos V supermarket complex kills nearly 400 people and injures 500.

  • 1988

    Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.

  • 1966

    Charles Whitman, shooting from the Texas Tower at the University of Texas, kills 16 people and wounds 31 before being killed himself.

  • 1964

    Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.

  • 1960

    Singer Chubby Checker releases “The Twist,” creating a new dance craze. The song had been released by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters the previous year but got little attention.

  • 1957

    US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

  • 1954

    The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.

  • 1952

    Nancy Lopez, professional golfer.

  • 1951

    Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.

  • 1950

    Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.

  • 1946

    President Harry S Truman establishes the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 1944

    Yuri Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut who set the record for the longest stay in space with 326 days aboard the Mir Space Station

  • The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.

  • 1943

    Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Romania, for a second time.