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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

What happened today


Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.

Famous birthdays


Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.

more events on August 5

  • 2012

    A gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, opens fire in a Sikh temple, killing six before committing suicide.

  • 1997

    The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, goes on trial.

  • 1995

    Croatian forces capture the city of Knin, a Serb stronghold, during Operation Storm.

  • 1992

    Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.

  • 1981

    President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.

  • 1975

    Ami Foster, television actress (Punky Brewster); nominated eight times for Young Actress Award.

  • 1974

    President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.

  • 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for the Gulf of Tonkin incident and asks Congress to go to war against North Vietnam.

  • 1962

    Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.

  • 1951

    The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.

  • 1941

    The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in the Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.

  • 1930

    Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

  • 1923

    Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.

  • 1921

    Mustafa Kemal is appointed virtual ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1916

    The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt.