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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 05, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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.

more events on July 5

  • 1950

    American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.

  • 1944

    The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by U.S. forces.

  • 1943

    The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins.

  • 1941

    German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

  • 1940

    Marshal Henri Petain’s Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.

  • 1911

    Georges Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).

  • 1892

    Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.

  • 1889

    Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.

  • 1867

    Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.

  • 1863

    Federal troops occupy Vicksburg, Mississippi and distribute supplies to the citizens.

  • 1839

    British naval forces bombard Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and occupy it.

  • 1832

    The German government begins curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.

  • 1814

    U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeat a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.

  • 1810

    P.T. Barnum, American showman.

  • 1806

    A Spanish army repels the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 1801

    David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.

  • 1776

    The Declaration of Independence is first printed by John Dunlop in Philadelphia.

  • 1755

    Sarah Siddons, Welsh actress.

  • 1709

    Etienne de Silhouette, French minister of finance, artist.