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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 February 22, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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


Frank Winfield Woolworth's 'nothing over five cents' shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.

Famous birthdays


Edward Gorey, American writer and illustrator.

more events on February 22

  • 1984

    Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.

  • 1967

    Operation Junction City becomes the largest U.S. operation in Vietnam.

  • 1963

    Moscow warns the U.S. that an attack on Cuba would mean war.

  • 1962

    A Soviet bid for new Geneva arms talks is turned down by the U.S.

  • 1954

    U.S. is to install 60 Thor nuclear missiles in Britain.

  • 1952

    French forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.

  • 1951

    The Atomic Energy Commission discloses information about the first atom-powered airplane.

  • 1944

    Jonathan Demme, film director (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia).

  • 1942

    President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines.

  • 1935

    All plane flights over the White House are barred because they are disturbing President Roosevelt‘s sleep.

  • 1932

    Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Senator, brother of John F. Kennedy.

  • Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.

  • 1926

    Pope Pius rejects Mussolini‘s offer of aid to the Vatican.

  • 1925

    Edward Gorey, American writer and illustrator.

  • 1924

    Columbia University declares radio education a success.