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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 July 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on July 1

  • 1966

    The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.

  • 1963

    The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code.

  • 1961

    Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales.

  • British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.

  • 1950

    American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.

  • 1945

    The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States.

  • 1942

    Axis troops capture Sevastopol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.

  • 1916

    Roland Robert Tuck, British fighter ace during World War II.

  • The Battle of the Somme begins. Approximately 30,000 men are killed on the first day, two-thirds of them British.

  • 1915

    Jean Stafford, American writer (The Mountain Lion).

  • Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).

  • Willie Dixon, blues musician.

  • 1903

    Amy Johnson, English aviator.

  • 1902

    William Wyler, film director (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben Hur).

  • 1899

    Thomas Dorsey, American songwriter, singer and pianist, the “father of gospel music.”

  • 1898

  • 1892

    James M. Cain, author (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce).

  • 1876

    Susan Glaspell, playwright, (Alison’s House).

  • Montenegro declares war on the Turks.

  • 1867

    Canada, by the terms of the British North America Act, becomes an independent dominion.

  • 1863

    In the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.

  • 1862

    Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.

  • 1838

    Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

  • 1804

    George Sand (Amandine-Aurore Lucile Dupin), French novelist.

  • 1798

  • 1777

    British troops depart from their base at the Bouquet River to head toward Ticonderoga, New York.

  • 1690

    Led by Marshall Luxembourg, the French defeat the forces of the Grand Alliance at Fleurus in the Netherlands.

  • 1649

    Gottfried Von Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician.

  • 1596

    An English fleet under the Earl of Essex, Lord Howard of Effingham and Francis Vere capture and sack Cadiz, Spain.

  • 1543

    England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich.

  • 69

    Vespasian, a Roman army leader, is hailed as a Roman emperor by the Egyptian legions.