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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 28, 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
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

What happened today


The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.

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John Tenniel, illustrator of various books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).

more events on February 28

  • 1994

    U.S. warplanes shoot down four Serb aircraft over Bosnia in the first NATO use of force in the troubled area.

  • 1971

    The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.

  • 1969

    A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.

  • 1967

    In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers.

  • 1953

    Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia sign a 5-year defense pact in Ankara.

  • 1946

    The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.

  • 1945

    U.S. tanks break the natural defense line west of the Rhine and cross the Erft River.

  • 1936

    The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.

  • 1926

    Svetlana Stalin, daughter of Josef Stalin.

  • 1924

    U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.

  • 1916

    Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.

  • 1911

    Denis Burkitt, British medical researcher.

  • 1909

    Stephen Spender, English poet, critic.

  • 1901

    Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning American chemist.

  • 1900

    After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.