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 July 01, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    93
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    104
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    284
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    39

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


What happened today

1916

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

Famous birthdays

1876

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

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.”