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 23, 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 23

  • 1995

    Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet.

  • 1962

    The Geneva Conference on Laos forbids the United States to invade eastern Laos.

  • 1944

    Lisa Alther, novelist (Kinflicks).

  • Soviet troops take Lublin, Poland as the German army retreats.

  • 1940

    John Nichols, novelist and essayist (The Milagro Beanfield War).

  • 1939

    Nicholas Gage, journalist and author (Eleni).

  • 1906

    Marston Bates, American zoologist, author (The Nature of Natural History).

  • 1903

    The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.

  • 1894

    Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace.

  • 1891

    Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia.

  • 1888

    Raymond Chandler, detective writer, creator of Philip Marlow.

  • 1886

    Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator.

  • 1885

    Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63.

  • 1868

    The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.

  • 1865

    William Booth founds the Salvation Army.

  • 1863

    Bill Anderson and his Confederate Bushwhackers gut the railway station at Renick, Missouri.

  • 1849

    German rebels in Baden capitulate to the Prussians.

  • 1834

    James Gibbons, American religious leader and founder of Catholic University.

  • 1829

    William A. Burt patents his “typographer,” an early typewriter.

  • 1803

    Irish patriots throughout the country rebel against Union with Great Britain.

  • 1793

    The French garrison at Mainz, Germany, falls to the Prussians.

  • 1664

    Wealthy, non-church members in Massachusetts are given the right to vote.

  • 1637

    King Charles of England hands over the American colony of Massachusetts to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, one of the founders of the Council of New England.

  • 1627

    Sir George Calvert arrives in Newfoundland to develop his land grant.