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 07, 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

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

more events on August 7

  • 2007

    Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks Hank Aaron’s record with his 756th home run. Bonds’ accomplishments were clouded by allegations of illegal steroid use and lying to a grand jury.

  • 1990

    Operation Desert Shield begins as US troops deploy to Saudi Arabia to discourage Iraq’s Saddam Hussein from invading that country as he had Kuwait.

  • 1987

    Presidents of five Central American nations sign a peace accord in Guatemala.

  • 1984

    Japan defeats the United States to win the Olympic Gold in baseball.

  • 1981

    The Washington (D.C.) Star ceases publication after 128 years.

  • 1976

    The US Viking 2 spacecraft goes into orbit around Mars.

  • 1975

    Charlize Theron, model and Academy Award-winning actress (Monster).

  • 1973

    A U.S. plane accidentally bombs a Cambodian village, killing 400 civilians.

  • 1971

    Apollo 15 returns to Earth. The mission to the moon had marked the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

  • 1966

    Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.

  • The United States loses seven planes over North Vietnam, the most in the war up to this point.

  • 1964

    Congress overwhelmingly passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, allowing the president to use unlimited military force to prevent attacks on U.S. forces.

  • 1963

    Patrick Kennedy, son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy; dies 39 hours later.

  • 1950

    Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (“Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” “Ain’t Living Long Like This”) and author (Chinaberry Sidewalks) Rodney Crowell.

  • 1944

    German forces launch a major counter attack against U.S. forces near Mortain, France.

  • 1942

    Garrison Keillor, American humorist and writer, creator of the long-running PBS program A Prairie Home Companion.

  • The U.S. 1st Marine Division under General A. A. Vandegrift lands on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon islands. This is the first American amphibious landing of the war.

  • 1936

    The United States declares non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War.

  • 1934

    In Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the government can neither confiscate nor ban James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

  • 1932

    Abebe Bikila, barefoot runner from Ethiopia, winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon.

  • 1927

    Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.

  • 1922

    The Irish Republican Army cuts the cable link between the United States and Europe at Waterville landing station.

  • 1916

    Persia forms an alliance with Britain and Russia.

  • 1906

    In North Carolina, a mob defies a court order and lynches three African Americans which becomes known as “The Lyerly Murders.”

  • 1904

    Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner.

  • 1903

    Louis Leakey, anthropologist, archeologist and paleontologist; believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.

  • 1888

    Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia receives a patent for the revolving door.

  • 1876

    Mata Hari, [Margaretha G. Macleod] who passed secrets to the Germans in World War I.

  • 1864

    Union troops capture part of Confederate General Jubal Early‘s army at Moorefield, West Virginia.

  • 1782

    General George Washington authorizes the award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat.