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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 02, 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.

more events on July 2

  • 1980

    President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.

  • 1976

    North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.

  • 1967

    The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.

  • 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.

  • 1961

    Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

  • 1937

    American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.

  • 1926

    Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist.

  • Congress establishes the Army Air Corps.

  • 1918

    Robert Sarnoff, president of NBC.

  • 1916

    Barry Gray, radio talk show host.

  • 1908

    Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

  • 1900

    Tyrone Guthrie, English theater director.

  • 1894

    Andre Kertesz, photographer.

  • 1881

    Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.

  • 1877

    Hermann Hesse, German novelist and poet.

  • 1863

    The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • 1858

    Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.

  • 1822

    Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.

  • 1776

    The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”

  • 1747

    Marshall Saxe leads the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.

  • 1644

    Oliver Cromwell crushes the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor.

  • 1625

    The Spanish army takes Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege.

  • 1489

    Thomas Cranmer, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury (1533-1556).

  • 1298

    An army under Albert of Austria defeats forces led by Adolf of Nassau.