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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 22, 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 22

  • 1966

    B-52 bombers hit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam for the first time.

  • 1946

    Paul Schrader, screenwriter and film director (Taxi Driver).

  • 1943

    Palermo, Sicily surrenders to General George S. Patton‘s Seventh Army.

  • 1938

    The Third Reich issues special identity cards for Jewish Germans.

  • 1936

    Tom Robbins, novelist (Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues).

  • 1934

    American gangster John Dillinger is shot dead by FBI officers outside a Chicago cinema.

  • 1932

    Megan Terry, playwright (Calm Down Mother, Goona Goona).

  • 1923

    Robert Dole, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate.

  • 1908

    Amy Vanderbilt, American journalist, etiquette authority.

  • 1898

    Alexander Calder, sculptor.

  • Stephen Vincent Benet, poet and short-story writer (John Brown’s Body).

  • 1894

    The first automobile race takes place between Paris and Rouen, France.

  • 1893

    Karl Menninger, American physician, founder of the Menninger Foundation.

  • 1888

    Selman Abraham Waksman, biochemist.

  • 1887

    Gustav Hertz, German physicist.

  • 1882

    Edward Hopper, painter (Nighthawks).

  • 1881

    Margery Williams Bianco, author (The Velveteen Rabbit).

  • The first volume of The War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is published.

  • 1849

    Emma Lazarus, American poet.

  • 1822

    Gregor Johann Mendel, Austrian botanist, genetics pioneer.

  • 1814

    Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United States and declare war on Britain.

  • 1812

    A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.

  • 1789

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.

  • 1652

    Prince Conde’s rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin’s loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.

  • 1515

    Emperor Maximilian and Vladislav of Bohemia forge an alliance between the Hapsburg and Jagiello dynasties in Vienna.

  • 1298

    King Edward I defeats the Scots under William Wallace at Falkirk.