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 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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.

What happened today


The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, is approved and signed by John Hancock--President of the Continental Congress--and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary. The state of New York abstains from signing.

Famous birthdays


Rube Goldberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

more events on July 4

  • 1976

    An Israeli raid at Entebbe airport in Uganda rescues 105 hostages.

  • 1960

    The 50-star flag makes its debut in Philadelphia.

  • 1946

    The United States grants the Philippine Islands their independence.

  • 1934

    Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional fight.

  • 1931

    Novelist James Joyce and Nora Barnacle are married in London after being together for 26 years.

  • 1927

    Neil Simon, American playwright (The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue).

  • 1910

    Race riots break out all over the United States after African American Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

  • 1905

    Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.

  • 1901

    William H. Taft becomes the American governor of the Philippines.

  • 1898

    Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.

  • 1895

    The poem America the Beautiful is first published.

  • 1894

    After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declares Hawaii a republic.

  • 1883

    Rube Goldberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

  • 1881

    Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.

  • 1872

    Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).