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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 12, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    15
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    257
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    169
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    340

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


What happened today

1974

G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate scandal.

Famous birthdays

1937

Bill Cosby, comedian, actor.

more events on July 12

  • 1984

    Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate.

  • 1974

    G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate scandal.

  • 1957

    The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

  • 1954

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposes a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.

  • 1941

    Moscow is bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

  • 1937

    Bill Cosby, comedian, actor.

  • 1934

    Van Cliburn, American concert pianist.

  • 1917

    Andrew Wyeth, American painter.

  • 1908

    Milton Berle, comedian, actor.

  • 1904

    Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and political activist (Residence on Earth).

  • 1895

    R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer.

  • Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer.

  • 1884

    Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor.

  • 1854

    George Eastman, photography pioneer.

  • 1817

    Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist and poet (Walden).