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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 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    45
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    102
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    326
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    27

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


What happened today

1918

A British force lands in Archangel, Russia, to support White Russian opposition to the Bolsheviks.

Famous birthdays

1942

Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.

more events on August 2

  • 1997

    Author William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch), considered the godfather of the “Beat Generation” in American literature, dies at age 83.

  • 1990

    Iraqi forces invade neighboring Kuwait.

  • 1965

    Newsman Morley Safer films the destruction of a Vietnamese village by U.S. Marines.

  • 1964

    U.S. destroyer Maddox is reportedly attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats.

  • 1950

    The U.S. First Provisional Marine Brigade arrives in Korea from the United States.

  • 1949

    James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.

  • 1943

    Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.

  • 1942

    Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.

  • 1934

    German President Paul von Hindenburg dies and Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor.

  • 1932

    Peter O’Toole, Irish actor.

  • 1924

    James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell It on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.

  • 1923

    Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes president upon the death of Warren G. Harding.

  • 1918

    A British force lands in Archangel, Russia, to support White Russian opposition to the Bolsheviks.

  • 1914

  • 1876

    Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.