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 26, 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

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

more events on February 26

  • 1993

    A bomb rocks the World Trade Center in New York City. Five people are killed and hundreds suffer from smoke inhalation.

  • 1990

    Daniel Ortega, communist president of Nicaragua, suffers a shocking election defeat at the hands of Violeta Chamorro.

  • 1973

    A publisher and 10 reporters are subpoenaed to testify on Watergate.

  • 1972

    Soviets recover Luna 20 with a cargo of moon rocks.

  • 1970

    Five Marines are arrested on charges of murdering 11 South Vietnamese women and children.

  • 1968

    Thirty-two African nations agree to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.

  • 1965

    Norman Butler is arrested for the murder of Malcom X.

  • 1964

    Lyndon B. Johnson signs a tax bill with $11.5 billion in cuts.

  • 1951

    The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms.

  • 1945

    Syria declares war on Germany and Japan.

  • 1943

    U.S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators pound German docks and U-boat lairs at Wilhelmshaven.

  • 1941

    British take the Somali capital in East Africa.

  • 1936

    Japanese military troops march into Tokyo to conduct a coup and assassinate political leaders.

  • 1933

    Ground is broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

  • 1928

    Antoine “Fats” Domino, American singer.

  • 1924

    U.S. steel industry finds claims an eight-hour day increases efficiency and employee relations.

  • 1917

    President Wilson publicly asks congress for the power to arm merchant ships.

  • 1916

    General Henri Philippe Petain takes command of the French forces at Verdun.

  • 1914

    Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky carries 17 passengers in a twin engine plane in St. Petersburg.

  • 1901

    Boxer Rebellion leaders Chi-Hsin and Hsu-Cheng-Yu are publicly executed in Peking.

  • 1893

    I(vor) A(rmstrong) Richards, writer, critic and teacher.

  • 1879

    Mabel Dodge Luhan, American biographer.

  • 1877

    Rudolph Dirks, cartoonist, creator of the “Katzenjammer Kids.”

  • 1871

    France and Prussia sign a preliminary peace treaty at Versailles.

  • 1848

    Karl Marx and Frederick Engels publish The Communist Manifesto in London.

  • 1846

    William Frederick Cody, aka “Buffalo Bill”.

  • 1832

    John George Nicolay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln

  • 1829

    Levi Strauss, creator of blue jeans.

  • 1815

    Napoleon and 1,200 of his men leave Elba to start the 100-day re-conquest of France.

  • 1802

    Victor Hugo, French novelist and poet (Les Misérables).

  • 1790

    As a result of the Revolution, France is divided into 83 departments.

  • 1154

    William the Bad succeeds his father, Roger the II, in Sicily.

  • 364

    On the death of Jovian, a conference at Nicaea chooses Valentinan, an army officer who was born in the central European region of Pannania, to succeed him in Asia Minor.