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 August 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 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.

  • 1942

    Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.

  • Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • 1941

    The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.

  • 1939

    Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.

  • 1937

    The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial would later bring high-ranking Nazis to justice.

  • 1936

    Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer

  • 1914

  • 1893

    A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.

  • 1880

    Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.

  • 1873

    San Francisco’s first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie’s Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.

  • 1872

    The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.

  • 1864

    Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces. After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.

  • 1834

    Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.

  • 1819

    Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick

  • 1818

    Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.

  • 1801

    The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli. Often venturing into harm’s way, America’s most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.

  • 1798

    Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.

  • 1791

    Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history. An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.

  • 1779

    Francis Scott Key, author of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

  • 1770

    William Clark, American explorer, led the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis.

  • 1759

    British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.

  • 1740

    Thomas Arne’s song “Rule Britannia” is performed for the first time.

  • 1689

    James II’s siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure. James’ force had suffered some 8,000 casualties to the defenders’ 3,600.

  • 1664

    The Turkish army is defeated by French and German troops at St. Gotthard, Hungary.

  • 1464

    Piero de Medici succeeds his father, Cosimo, as ruler of Florence.

  • 1096

    The crusaders under Peter the Hermit reach Constantinople.

  • 902

    The Aghlabid rulers of Ifriqiyah (modern day Tunisia) capture Taormina, Sicily.

  • 10

    Claudius, Roman Emperor