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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 07, 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.

What happened today


Sir Walter Scott's novel Waverley is published anonymously so as not to damage his reputation as a poet.

Famous birthdays


Leroy "Satchel" Page, baseball pitcher.

more events on July 7

  • 1981

    Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

  • 1969

    The first U.S. units to withdraw from South Vietnam leave Saigon.

  • 1966

    The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam.

  • 1943

    Adolf Hitler makes the V-2 missile program a top priority in armament planning.

  • 1941

    Although a neutral country, the United States sends troops to occupy Iceland to keep it out of Germany’s hands.

  • 1940

    Ringo Starr, musician, one of the Beatles.

  • 1927

    Christopher Stone becomes the first British ‘disc jockey’ when he plays records for the BBC.

  • 1925

    Afrikaans is recognized as one of the official languages of South Africa, along with English and Dutch.

  • 1906

    Leroy “Satchel” Page, baseball pitcher.

  • 1887

    Marc Chagall, French painter and designer.

  • 1863

    Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Hagerstown, Maryland, reports his defeat at Gettysburg to President Jefferson Davis.

  • 1860

    Gustav Mahler, composer and conductor.

  • 1853

    Japan opens its ports to trade with the West after 250 years of isolation.

  • 1815

    After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, the victorious Allies march into Paris.

  • 1814

    Sir Walter Scott’s novel Waverley is published anonymously so as not to damage his reputation as a poet.