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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 27, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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


Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the Committee of Public Safety in Paris, France.

Famous birthdays


Charles Fleischer, actor, (Laverne and Shirley TV series) comedian, voice-over actor best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?).

more events on August 27

  • 2012

    First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity.

  • 2008

    Democrats nominate Barack Obama for president, first African American nominated by a major political party for the office of President of the United States.

  • 2003

    Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km).

  • 1993

    The Rainbow Bridge, a 1,870-foot suspension bridge over Tokyo Bay, completed.

  • 1991

    Moldavia declares independence from USSR.

  • 1989

    Chuck Berry performs his tune Johnny B. Goode for NASA staff in celebration of Voyager II‘s encounter with the planet Neptune.

  • 1988

    Alexa Vega, actress, singer (Spy Kids movies, Ruby in Ruby & the Rockits TV series).

  • 1986

    Mario (Mario Dewar Barrett), singer / songwriter (“Let Me Love You”), actor (Freedom Writers), dancer, model; included on Billboard magazine’s Artist of the Decade list for the 2000s.

  • 1984

    President Ronald Reagan announces NASA Teacher in Space project, intended to inspire students and honor teachers and spur interest in the fields of science, mathematics and space exploration.

  • 1979

    Lord Mountbatten is killed by an Irish terrorist bomb in his sail boat in Sligo, Ireland.

  • 1977

    Sarah Chalke, actress (Roseanne TV series).

  • 1975

    Jonny (Jonathan) Moseley, Olympic Gold Medal skier; first Puerto Rican on US Ski Team.

  • Veronica & Colin Scargill of England complete tandem bicycle ride around the world, a record 18,020 miles (29,000.4 km).

  • 1963

    Cambodia severs ties with South Vietnam.

  • 1954

    Derek Warwick, Formula 1 race car driver.