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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

more events on July 25

  • 1984

    Svetlana Savitskaya becomes first woman to perform a space walk.

  • 1978

    The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in Oldham, England.

  • 1944

    Allied forces begin the breakthrough of German lines in Normandy.

  • 1943

    Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is overthrown in a coup.

  • 1941

    The U.S. government freezes Japanese and Chinese assets.

  • 1935

    Barbara Harris, actress.

  • 1934

    Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is shot and killed by Nazis.

  • 1927

    Midge Decter, writer and editor.

  • 1924

    Greece announces the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.

  • 1914

    Russia declares that it will act to protect Serbian sovereignty.

  • 1909

    French aviator Louis Bleriot becomes the first man to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.

  • 1907

    Johnny Hodges, jazz musician.

  • 1902

    Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and philosopher (The True Believer, Before the Sabbath),

  • 1894

    Japanese forces sink the British steamer Kowshing which was bringing Chinese reinforcements to Korea.

  • 1880

    Morris Raphael Cohen, American philosopher and mathematician.

  • 1867

    President Andrew Johnson signs an act creating the territory of Wyoming.

  • 1861

    The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.

  • 1853

    David Belasco, actor, playwright and producer.

  • 1850

    Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast.

  • 1848

    Arthur James Balfour, Prime Minister of England (1902-1905).

  • 1845

    China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.

  • 1844

    Thomas Eakins, American painter.

  • 1814

    British and American forces fight each other to a standoff at Lundy’s Lane, Canada.

  • 1799

    On his way back from Syria, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.

  • 1759

    British forces defeat a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.

  • 1587

    Hideyoshi bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Christians to leave.

  • 1564

    Maximilian II becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • 1394

    Charles VI of France issues a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.

  • 326

    Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices.