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 January 07, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


Vietnam seizes the Khmer National Liberation Front headquarters near the Thai border.

Famous birthdays


Butterfly McQueen (Thelma McQueen), actress best known for her role as Scarlett O'Hara's maid Prissy in Gone with the Wind (1939); won Daytime Emmy portraying Aunt Thelma, a fairy godmother in "The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody," an ABC Afterschool Special.

more events on January 7

  • 1999

    The impeachment trial of US President Bill Clinton opens in the US Senate.

  • 1993

    The Bosnian Army carries out a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.

  • 1990

    Safety concerns over structural problems force the Leaning Tower of Pisa to be closed to the public.

  • 1989

    Prince Akihito is sworn in as Emperor of Japan, following the death of his father, Hirohito.

  • 1985

    Japan launches its first interplanetary spacecraft, Sakigake, the first deep space probe launched by any nation other than the US or the USSR.

  • Vietnam seizes the Khmer National Liberation Front headquarters near the Thai border.

  • 1980

    US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation providing $1.5 billion in loans to salvage Chrysler Corporation.

  • 1979

    Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge are overthrown when Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

  • 1975

    Vietnamese troops take Phuoc Binh in new full-scale offensive.

  • 1957

    Katie Couric, journalist, author; has hosted news and talk shows on all three major TV networks.

  • 1955

    Marian Anderson becomes the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House.

  • 1952

    French forces in Indochina launch Operation Violette in an effort to push Viet Minh forces away from the town of Ba Vi.

  • 1948

    Kenny Loggins, singer, songwriter; half of Loggins and Messina duo.

  • 1945

    U.S. air ace Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. is killed in the Pacific.

  • 1944

    The U.S. Air Force announces the production of the first jet-fighter, Bell P-59 Airacomet.