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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 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.

What happened today


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

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Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.

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.