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 February 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • 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.

more events on February 5

  • 1985

    U.S. halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.

  • 1972

    It is reported that the United States has agreed to sell 42 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.

  • 1971

    Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the moon.

  • 1968

    U.S. troops divide Viet Cong at Hue while the Saigon government claims they will arm loyal citizens.

  • 1961

    The Soviets launch Sputnik V, the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons.

  • 1952

    New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.

  • 1947

    The Soviet Union and Great Britain reject terms for an American trusteeship over Japanese Pacific Isles.

  • 1945

    American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.

  • 1938

    John Guare, playwright (The House of Blue Leaves).

  • 1934

    Hank Aaron, American hall of fame baseball player.

  • 1926

    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, longtime New York Times publisher.

  • 1922

    William Larned’s steel-framed tennis racquet gets its first test.

  • The Reader’s Digest begins publication in New York.

  • 1918

    The Soviets proclaim separation of church and state.

  • 1917

    U.S. Congress nullifies President Woordrow Wilson‘s veto of the Immigration Act; literacy tests are required.

  • 1915

    Robert Hofstadter, physicist who won the Nobel prize in 1961 for his studies of neutrons and protons.

  • 1914

    Sir Alan Hodgin, English physiologist and biophysicist.

  • 1900

    Adlai E. Stevenson II, Illinois governor and presidential candidate.

  • The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.

  • 1898

    Ralph McGill, editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution.

  • 1872

    Lafayette Benedict Mendel, biochemist.

  • 1865

    The three-day Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Va., begins.

  • 1864

    Federal forces occupy Jackson, Miss.

  • 1848

    Belle Starr, Western outlaw.

  • 1846

    The first Pacific Coast newspaper, Oregon Spectator, is published.

  • 1837

    Dwight L. Moody, evangelist, founder of the Moody Bible Institute.

  • 1788

    Sir Robert Peel, British prime minister.

  • 1783

    Sweden recognizes U.S. independence.

  • 1762

    Martinique, a major French base in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, surrenders to the British.

  • 1723

    John Witherspoon, Declaration of Independence signer.

  • 1631

    A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

  • 1556

    Henry II of France and Philip of Spain sign the truce of Vaucelles.