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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 December 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


Otto III takes the throne after his father's death in Italy. A power struggle between magnates ensues.

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Joyce Cary, Irish-born novelist (The Horse's Mouth).

more events on December 7

  • 2003

    Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, heiress apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • A tornado in Kensal Green, North West London, damages about 150 properties.

  • 1999

    The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster.

  • 1995

    Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after a 6-year journey.

  • 1988

    Emily Browning, actress, singer, model; won AFI International Award for Best Actress as Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  • Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat recognizes Israel’s right to exist.

  • An earthquake in Armenia kills an estimated 100,000 people.

  • 1981

    The Reagan Administration predicts a record deficit in 1982 of $109 billion.

  • 1972

    The crew of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, lifts off at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • 1970

    Poland and West Germany sign a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland’s western frontier, and acknowledging the transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.

  • 1956

    Larry Bird, basketball player for the Boston Celtics.

  • 1949

    Tom Waits, singer, songwriter (“Jersey Girl,” “Downtown Train”), musician, actor (Down by Law).

  • The A.F.L. and the C.I.O. organize a non-Communist international trade union.

  • 1947

    Johnny Bench, pro baseball catcher; twice named National League Most Valuable Player, he was dubbed the greatest catcher in baseball history by ESPN.

  • 1946

    The president of the United Mine Workers, John L. Lewis, orders all striking miners back to work.