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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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    145
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    300
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    272
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    313

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


What happened today

1578

A crusade against the Moors of Morocco is routed at the Battle of Alcazar-el-Kebir. King Sebastian of Portugal and 8,000 of his soldiers are killed.

Famous birthdays

1958

Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.

more events on August 4

  • 2007

    NASA launches the Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars.

  • 1988

    The US Senate votes to give each Japanese-American who was interned during WWII $20,000 compensation and an apology.

  • 1979

    President Jimmy Carter establishes the Department of Energy.

  • 1972

    Arthur Bremer is sentenced to 63 years for shooting Alabama governor George Wallace, later reduced to 53 years.

  • 1971

    The U.S. launches the first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15).

  • 1964

    The U.S.S. Maddox and Turner Joy exchange fire with North Vietnamese patrol boats.

  • The bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E. Chaney, are discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam.

  • 1961

    Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States of America.

  • 1958

    Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.

  • 1952

    Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time.

  • 1944

    RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft’s wing, sending it off course.

  • 1942

    The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor “appeasement” with Japan.

  • 1914

    Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.

  • 1912

    Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Budapest Jews during World War II.

  • 1901

    Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.