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 20, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on July 20

  • 1976

    The Viking spacecraft lands on Mars and begins taking soil samples.

  • 1969

    Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon.

  • 1951

    King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated.

  • 1950

    The U.S. Army’s Task Force Smith is pushed back by superior North Korean forces.

  • 1944

    Adolf Hitler is wounded in an assassination attempt by German Army officers at Rastenburg.

  • 1942

    The U.S. Army Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) begins its first training class at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 1939

    Judy Chicago, artist.

  • 1933

    Cormac McCarthy, novelist (All the Pretty Horses).

  • 1919

    Edmund Hillary, New Zealand explorer.

  • 1917

    Alexander Kerensky becomes the premier of Russia.

  • 1881

    Sioux chief Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army.

  • 1867

    Imperial troops in Guizhou, China, kill 20,000 Miao rebels.

  • 1864

  • 1850

    John Graves Shedd, president of Marshall Field and Company.

  • 1715

    The Riot Act goes into effect in England.

  • 1591

    Anne Hutchinson, religious liberal, one of the founders of Rhode Island.

  • 1588

    The Spanish Armada sets sail from Corunna.

  • 1402

    Tamerlane’s Mongols defeat the Ottoman Turks at Angora.

  • 1304

    Francisco Petrarch, Italian poet and scholar.