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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 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

more events on August 22

  • 2007

    Most runs scored by any team in modern MLB history as the Texas Rangers thump the Baltimore Orioles 30-3.

  • 2005

    Art heist: a version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

  • 2003

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended for refusing to comply with federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building’s lobby.

  • 1995

    During 11-day siege at at Ruby Ridge, Id., FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi kills Vicki Weaver while shooting at another target.

  • 1989

    First complete ring around Neptune discovered.

  • 1986

    Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese model and actress (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift).

  • 1983

    Benigno Aquino, the only real opposition on Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as president of the Philippines, is gunned down at Manila Airport.

  • 1975

    US President Gerald Ford survives second assassination attempt in 17 days, this one by Sarah Jane Moore in San Francisco, Cal.

  • 1972

    International Olympic Committee votes 36–31 with 3 abstentions to ban Rhodesia from the games because of the country’s racist policies.

  • 1971

    FBI arrests members of The Camden 28, an anti-war group, as the group is raiding a draft office in Camden, NJ.

  • Bolivian military coup: Col. Hugo Banzer Suarez ousts leftist president, Gen. Juan Jose Torres and assumes power.

  • 1970

    Giada De Laurentiis, chef and television host.

  • 1969

    Hurricane Camille hits US Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.421 billion in damages.

  • 1968

    Rich Lowry, editor of National Review.

  • First papal visit to Latin America; Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota.

  • 1962

    The world’s first nuclear-powered passenger-cargo ship, NS Savannah, completes its maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga.

  • OAS (Secret Army Organization) gunmen unsuccessfully attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle; the incident inspires Frederick Forsyth’s novel, The Day of the Jackal.

  • 1956

    Incumbent US President Dwight D. Eisenhower & Vice President Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco.

  • 1952

    Devil’s Island‘s penal colony is permanently closed.

  • 1950

    I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney during the administration of Pres. George W. Bush; sentenced to 30 months for felony convictions, his sentence was commuted by Pres. Bush.

  • 1947

    Donna Godchaux, singer with The Grateful Dead and Heart of Gold Band.

  • 1945

    Conflict in Vietnam begins when a group of Free French parachute into southern Indochina, in response to a successful coup by communist guerilla Ho Chi Minh.

  • Soviet troops land at Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung Peninsula in China.

  • 1943

    Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist who helped develop the Intel 4004, the world’s first commercial microprocessor.

  • 1942

    Kathy Lennon, singer, member of the Lennon Sisters.

  • Brazil declares war on the Axis powers. She is the only South American country to send combat troops into Europe.

  • 1940

    Anthony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher.

  • 1939

    Valerie Harper, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda).

  • 1938

    Delmar Allen “Dale” Hawkins, pioneer rockabilly singer/songwriter (“Suzy Q”).

  • 1935

    Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author (The Shipping News).

  • 1934

    H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.

  • 1922

    Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.

  • 1920

    Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.

  • 1917

    John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.

  • 1911

    The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.

  • 1908

    Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.

  • 1904

    Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.

  • 1893

    Dorothy Parker, poet, satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.

  • 1891

    Jacque Lipchitz, sculptor.

  • 1880

    George Herriman, cartoonist, creator of Krazy Kat.

  • 1849

    The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.

  • 1777

    With the approach of General Benedict Arnold‘s army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.

  • 1717

    The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.

  • 1647

    Denis Papin, inventor of the pressure cooker.

  • 1642

    Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.

  • 1485

    Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This victory establishes the Tudor dynasty in England and ends the War of the Roses.

  • 1350

    John II, also known as John the Good, succeeds Philip VI as king of France.