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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 26, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    365
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    86
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    136
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    51

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


What happened today

1936

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

Famous birthdays

1846

William Frederick Cody, aka "Buffalo Bill".

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.