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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
    339
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    250
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    82
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    140

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


What happened today

1968

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

Famous birthdays

1939

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

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.