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 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.

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.

  • 1917

    John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.

  • 1912

    Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).

  • 1910

    Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).

  • 1908

    The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma’s admission to statehood.

  • 1905

    The Japanese push Russians back in Manchuria and cross the Sha River.

  • 1904

    James T. Farrell, author (Young Lonigan).

  • 1902

    John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).

  • 1897

    Marian Anderson, singer.

  • 1891

    David Sarnoff, RCA board chairman and a pioneer of U.S. television

  • 1888

    Lotte Lehmann, German opera singer.

  • 1886

    Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

  • 1865

    Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.

  • 1864

    The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

  • 1827

    The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.

  • 1814

    Napoleon‘s Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor’s allied enemies shortly before his abdication.

  • 1807

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet.

  • 1700

    The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.

  • 1531

    German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.

  • 425

    Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.