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 28, would your number have been called?

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

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

What happened today


Two hundred twenty-three die when a dam breaks at Qinghai (Kokonor), in northwest China.

Famous birthdays


Lou Pinelia, American League Rookie of the Year (1969); 14th-winningest manager of all time.

more events on August 28

  • 2012

    US Republican convention nominates Mitt Romney as the party’s presidential candidate.

  • 2005

    Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength; Louisiana Superdome opened as a “refuge of last resort” in New Orleans.

  • 2003

    Power blackout affects half-million people in southeast England and halts 60% of London’s underground trains.

  • 1999

    Prince Nikolai of Denmark.

  • 1993

    Two hundred twenty-three die when a dam breaks at Qinghai (Kokonor), in northwest China.

  • 1986

    Gilad Shalit, Israeli Defense Forces corporal kidnapped by Hamas and held for five years before being exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

  • US Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth given 365-year prison term for spying for USSR.

  • Bolivian president Victor Paz Estenssoro declares a state of siege and uses troops and tanks to halt a march by 10,000 striking tin miners.

  • 1983

    Israeli’s prime minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation.

  • 1982

    Leann Rimes, Grammy-winning singer (“Blue”), actress, (Northern Lights).

  • First Gay Games held, in San Francisco.

  • 1981

    John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to assassinate Pres. Ronald Reagan.

  • 1979

    Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb explodes under bandstand in Brussels’ Great Market as British Army musicians prepare for a performance; four British soldiers wounded.

  • 1971

    Todd Eldredge, figure skater; Men’s World Champion (1996).

  • 1968

    Clash between police and anti-war demonstrators during Democratic Party’s National Convention in Chicago.