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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 27, 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.

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Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.

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more events on February 27

  • 1991

    Coalition forces liberate Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army.

  • 1988

    Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

  • 1973

    U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.

  • 1969

    Thousands of students protest President Richard Nixon‘s arrival in Rome.

  • 1963

    The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.

  • 1962

    South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem is unharmed as two planes bomb the presidential palace in Saigon.

  • 1953

    F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.

  • 1942

    British Commandos raid a German radar station at Bruneval on the French coast.

  • 1939

    The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

  • 1934

    Ralph Nader, consumer advocate.

  • 1933

    The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin gives the Nazis the opportunity to suspend personal liberty with increased power.

  • 1932

    Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).

  • 1930

    Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).

  • 1925

    Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.

  • 1920

    The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.