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 07, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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.

What happened today


Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.

Famous birthdays


Charles Dickens, prolific English novelist whose stories reflected life in Victorian England. Some of his more famous works include Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities.

more events on February 7

  • 1983

    Iran opens an invasion in the southeast of Iraq.

  • 1978

    Ethiopia mounts a counter attack against Somalia.

  • 1968

    North Vietnamese use 11 Soviet-built light tanks to overrun the U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei at the end of an 18-hour long siege.

  • 1965

    U.S. jets hit Dong Hoi guerrilla base in reprisal for the Viet Cong raids.

  • 1964

    The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.

  • 1963

    The Mona Lisa is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

  • 1950

    The United States recognizes Vietnam under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai, not Ho Chi Minh who is recognized by the Soviets.

  • 1944

    The Germans launch a second attack against the Allied beachead at Anzio, Italy. They hoped to push the Allies back into the sea.

  • 1931

    Amelia Earhart weds George Putnam in Connecticut.

  • 1928

    The United States signs an arbitration treaty with France.

  • 1926

    Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.

  • 1917

    The British steamer California is sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat.

  • 1915

    Fieldmarshal Paul von Hindenburg moves on Russians at Masurian Lakes.

  • 1913

    The Turks lose 5,000 men in a battle with the Bulgarian army in Gallipoli.

  • 1905

    Ulf Svante von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist.